A houseboat having sails and sometimes an engine, used on the Nile.
A large passenger boat used on the Nile, orig. equipped with lateen sails, now generally powered by an engine.
Origin of dahabeah
Arabic ḏahabīya the Golden One, name of the gilded barge of the Muslim rulers of Egypt from ḏahabīy golden from ḏahab gold ḏhb in Semitic roots