a large passenger boat used on the Nile, orig. equipped with lateen sails, now generally powered by an engine
Origin of dahabeahArabic dhahab?ya, literally , golden one (fem.) ; from dhabab, golden
also da·ha·bee·yah or da·ha·bi·ah
A houseboat having sails and sometimes an engine, used on the Nile.
Origin of dahabeahArabic &dlowmac;ahab&imacron;ya, the Golden One, name of the gilded barge of the Muslim rulers of Egypt, from &dlowmac;ahab&imacron;y, golden, from &dlowmac;ahab, gold; see &dlowmac;hb in Semitic roots.