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dahabeah

[dah-huh-bee-uh] /ˌdɑ həˈbi ə/
noun
1.
a large boat used on the Nile as a houseboat or for conveying passengers.
Also, dahabeeyah, dahabiah.
Origin
Egyptian Arabic
1840-1850
1840-50; < Egyptian Arabic dahabīyah
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dahabeah

/ˌdɑːhəˈbiːə/
noun
1.
a houseboat used on the Nile
Word Origin
from Arabic dhahabīyah, literally: the golden one (that is, gilded barge)
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