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EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese palanquim, ultimately from Sanskrit पल्यङ्क (palyaṅka, bed, couch, bedstead).

PronunciationEdit

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌpæləŋˈkiːn/

NounEdit

palanquin (plural palanquins)

  1. A covered type of litter for a stretched-out passenger, carried on four poles on the shoulders of four or more bearers, as formerly used (also by colonials) in eastern Asia.

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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Sanskrit पल्यङ्क (palyaṅka, bed, couch, bedstead).

NounEdit

palanquin m (plural palanquins)

  1. palanquin

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