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Italian feluca from Arabic falūka sloop from Greek epholkion small boat towed after a ship from ephelkein to tow ep-, epi- epi- helkein to drag, pull
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Italian feluca, from Arabic فلوكة (falūka).
The surname Miaoulis, which was added to his family name of Vokos, or Bokos, is said to be derived from the Turkish word miaoul, a felucca.
Ian, Isobel and I hire a felucca and go for a sail up the nile.
Those on the felucca are woken in the middle of the night by a strange warbling screeching sound echoing out of the swamp.
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