dahabeah or dahabeeyah or dahabiah [dä΄hə bē′ə]
[Ar dhahabīya, lit., golden one < dhabab, golden]
a large passenger boat used on the Nile, orig. equipped with lateen sails, now generally powered by an engine

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  • Dahabeah — Da ha*be ah (d[aum] h[.a]*b[=e] [.a]), n. [Ar.] A Nile boat constructed on the model of a floating house, having large lateen sails. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dahabeah — /dah heuh bee euh/, n. a large boat used on the Nile as a houseboat or for conveying passengers. Also, dahabeeyah, dahabiah. [1840 50; < Egyptian Ar dahabiyah] * * * …   Universalium

  • dahabeah — da·ha·be·ah …   English syllables

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  • da|ha|bi|yeh — da|ha|bi|ya or da|ha|bi|yeh «DAH huh BEE uh», noun. = dahabeah. (Cf. ↑dahabeah) …   Useful english dictionary

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