gyassa

noun gy·as·sa \gīˈasə\

Definition of gyassa

plural

-s

  1. :  a flat-bottomed lateen-rigged seagoing barge used in the local coasting trade of the Gulf of Suez, the Red sea, and the eastern Mediterranean especially for transporting cargoes of coal or rice

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Origin and Etymology of gyassa

Arabic qay(y)āsah


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