dau


dau

noun

  1. dhow.

noun

  1. any of various types of sailing vessels used by Arabs on the east African, Arabian, and Indian coasts, generally lateen-rigged on two or three masts.

  1. daughter.

noun

  1. a lateen-rigged coastal Arab sailing vessel with one or two masts
n.

1799, original language unknown, “single-masted native vessel used on Arabian Sea,” later widely applied to all Arab vessels. Klein suggests a relation to Persian dav “running.”

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