Other Word Forms of Sampan
Origin of Sampan
Cantonese saam1 baan2 (akin to Mandarin sābǎn) from Middle Chinese sam paːn´ sam three (ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan sum) (akin to Tibetan gsum) (Burmese sûm) paːn´ board (since the hulls of sampans were originally constructed from three planks of wood, two for the sides and one for the bottom)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Mandarin 舢舨 (shānbǎn)
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