or dau, dow
- any of various types of sailing vessels used by Arabs on the east African, Arabian, and Indian coasts, generally lateen-rigged on two or three masts.
Origin of dhow
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Historical Examples of dau
The imperative is made in gah, and the potential in dau where the second future is daugee.
The present and imperfect tense of the potential mood is formed by dau, and the perfect by gee suffixed, as in other instances.
They lived in the same house and had practically a community of goods until B.'s marriage in 1613 to Ursula, dau.
His poems on miscellaneous subjects fill two quarto vols., the best of them are those to his wife and dau.
He wintered in Venice, where he formed a connection with Jane Clairmont, the dau.
- a lateen-rigged coastal Arab sailing vessel with one or two masts
Word Origin for dhow
1799, original language unknown, "single-masted native vessel used on Arabian Sea," later widely applied to all Arab vessels. Klein suggests a relation to Persian dav "running."