Word of the Day – Dahabeeyah

By July 13, 2017Word of the Day

Dahabeeyah (noun)

daa-haa-bee-ah

A large passenger boat used on the Nile, typically with lateen sails.

Mid 19th century: from Arabic, literally ‘golden’, denoting the gilded state barge formerly used by the Muslim rulers of Egypt.

Example sentences

“She met him on a dahabeeyah on her Nile cruise and the rest is history!”

Word of the Day – Vestibule

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Vestibule (noun)

ves-tib-ool

An antechamber, hall, or lobby next to the outer door of a building.

Early 17th century (denoting the space in front of the main entrance of a classical Roman or Greek building): from French, or from Latin vestibulum ‘entrance court’.

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