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;ahabīya the Golden One, name of the gilded barge of the Muslim rulers of Egypt from &dlowmac;ahabīy golden from &dlowmac;ahab gold &dlowmac;hb