variants or less commonly dahabeeyah
or dahabiah
or dahabieh
plural -s
: a long light-draft houseboat used on the Nile that is lateen-rigged and is often propelled wholly or partly by engines

Word History


Arabic dhahabīyah, literally, golden one

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“Dahabeah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dahabeah. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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