Origin of palanquin
Examples from the Web for palanquin
"That is the last matter to be thought on," said Hartley, and instantly repaired in his palanquin to the place pointed out to him.The Surgeon's Daughter|Sir Walter Scott
The girl prayed to God and worshipped him; then she went to sleep for a little while in her palanquin.Indian Fairy Tales|Anonymous
At the head of the mob was Chin Choo in his palanquin, wearing the yellow head-cloth of the Boxers.Chatterbox, 1905.|Various
I heard from him near Burdwan; they are out of carriage roads, but he still likes the palanquin, and slept very well.Up the Country|Emily Eden
The best way to do that will be to go in a palanquin from our college to the railroad station.
British Dictionary definitions for palanquin
Word Origin for palanquin
Word Origin and History for palanquin
"a covered litter," 1580s, from Portuguese palanquim (early 16c.), from Malay and Javanese palangki "litter, sedan," ultimately from Sanskrit palyanka-s "couch, bed, litter," from pari "around" + ancati "it bends, curves," related to anka-s "a bend, hook, angle," and meaning, perhaps, "that which bends around the body." Some have noted the "curious coincidence" of Spanish palanca, from Latin phalanga "pole to carry a burden."