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 – Ordinally

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Ordinally (adverb)

aw-din-al-ee

With regard to, or at the level of, orders in a taxonomic system; according to an ordinal number, system, etc.; on an ordinal scale; with regard to order.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Edinburgh Review. From ordinal + -ly.

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