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palanquin

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Synonyms for palanquin

  • rickshaw
  • truck
  • wagon
  • barrow
  • buggy
  • dolly
  • dray
  • gig
  • gurney
  • handcart
  • pushcart
  • tumbrel
  • wheelbarrow
  • curricle
  • tilbury
  • two-wheeler
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PALANQUIN

I had been trying to see the person who sat in the palanquin.

When their master's palanquin passed, they bowed their heads to the dust, as was proper.

They had with them a god, which they were carrying in a palanquin.

There they set down the palanquin with the queen in it, and started home again.

The palanquin is carried by porters—just as in the drawing given above.

The idol also was taken out of the flames, and finished its journey in a palanquin.

We accordingly at once set to work to construct a sort of palanquin.

The princess was put into this palanquin, and immediately set out for Calais.

He flapped his wings, and instantly a palanquin appeared at the foot of the steps.

How on earth could she go to Benares without all the city knowing her palanquin?'

WORD ORIGIN

"a covered litter," 1580s, from Portuguese palanquim (early 16c.), from Malay and Javanese palangki "litter, sedan," ultimately from Sanskrit palyanka-s "couch, bed, litter," from pari "around" + ancati "it bends, curves," related to anka-s "a bend, hook, angle," and meaning, perhaps, "that which bends around the body." Some have noted the "curious coincidence" of Spanish palanca, from Latin phalanga "pole to carry a burden."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PALANQUIN

cart

nounsmall attachment for transporting
  • barrow
  • buggy
  • curricle
  • dolly
  • dray
  • gig
  • gurney
  • handcart
  • palanquin
  • pushcart
  • rickshaw
  • tilbury
  • truck
  • tumbrel
  • two-wheeler
  • wagon
  • wheelbarrow
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