dahabiah

dahabeah

[dah-huh-bee-uh]
noun
a large boat used on the Nile as a houseboat or for conveying passengers.
Also, dahabeeyah, dahabiah.


Origin:
1840–50; < Egyptian Arabic dahabīyah

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dahabeah, dahabeeyah or dahabiah (ˌdɑːhəˈbiːə)
 
n
a houseboat used on the Nile
 
[from Arabic dhahabīyah, literally: the golden one (that is, gilded barge)]
 
dahabeeyah, dahabeeyah or dahabiah
 
n
 
[from Arabic dhahabīyah, literally: the golden one (that is, gilded barge)]
 
dahabiah, dahabeeyah or dahabiah
 
n
 
[from Arabic dhahabīyah, literally: the golden one (that is, gilded barge)]

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