Dahabeah meaning

dä'hə-bē'ə
A houseboat having sails and sometimes an engine, used on the Nile.
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A large passenger boat used on the Nile, orig. equipped with lateen sails, now generally powered by an engine.
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A Nile boat constructed on the model of a floating house, with large sails.
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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