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also da·ha·bee·yah or da·ha·bi·ah  (dä′hə-bē′ə)
A houseboat having sails and sometimes an engine, used on the Nile.

[Arabic ḏahabīya, the Golden One, name of the gilded barge of the Muslim rulers of Egypt, from ḏahabīy, golden, from ḏahab, gold; see ḏhb in Semitic roots.]
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(ˌdɑːhəˈbiːə) , dahabeeyah or dahabiah
1. (Nautical Terms) a houseboat used on the Nile
[from Arabic dhahabīyah, literally: the golden one (that is, gilded barge)]
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