Historical a covered litter used in S Asia, usually for one person, carried by poles on the shoulders of two or more men
Origin of palanquinPortuguese palanquim from Indo-Aryan (cf. Hindi p?lk?) from Sanskrit palya?ka, parya?ka, bed, couch from pari-, around (see peri-) + añcati, (it) bends from Indo-European base an unverified form ank- from source ankle
A covered litter carried on poles on the shoulders of multiple bearers, formerly used in southern and eastern Asia.
Origin of palanquinPortuguese palanquim from a modern Indic source such as Hindi pālkī or Oriya pālanki of Middle Indic origin Prakrit palla&mdot;ka bed from Sanskrit paryankah, palyankah couch, bed from Sanskrit paryankah, palyankah couch, bed of unknown origin