dahabeah

or da·ha·bee·yah, da·ha·bi·ah

[ dah-huh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌdɑ həˈbi ə /
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noun

a large boat used on the Nile as a houseboat or for conveying passengers.

Origin of dahabeah

First recorded in 1840–50, dahabeah is from the Egyptian Arabic word dahabīyah
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dahabeah

dahabeeyah or dahabiah

/ (ˌdɑːhəˈbiːə) /

noun

a houseboat used on the Nile

Word Origin for dahabeah

from Arabic dhahabīyah, literally: the golden one (that is, gilded barge)
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