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 carpa&imacron; and Urdu čarpa’&imacron;, both from Persian car-pay, bedstead : car-, four (from Old Iranian cathru-, four; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots) + pay, foot (from Middle Persian pay); see ped- in Indo-European roots.
- (India) A type of common bedstead in India.