a light bed or cot used in India
Origin of charpoyHindi c?rp?? from Persian ?ah?r-p?? from ?ah?r, four + p?? from Indo-European base an unverified form p?d-, foot
A bed consisting of a wooden frame strung with interlaced cords or webbing, used chiefly in South Asia.
Origin of charpoyHindi cārpāī Urdu čārpā'ī both from Persian cār-pāy bedstead cār- four ( from Old Iranian cathru- four ; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.) pāy foot ( from Middle Persian pāy ); see ped- in Indo-European roots.
- (India) A type of common bedstead in India.