Dahabeah definition

dähə-bēə
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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dahabeah
Plural:
dahabeahs

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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