Definition of palankeen. Meaning of palankeen. Synonyms of palankeen

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word palankeen. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word palankeen and, of course, palankeen synonyms and on the right images related to the word palankeen.

Definition of palankeen

palankeen
Palanquin Pal`an*quin", n. [F. palanquin, Pg. palanquim, Javan. palangki, OJavan. palangkan, through Prakrit fr. Skr. parya?ka, palya?ka, bed, couch; pari around (akin to E. pref. peri-) + a?ka a hook, flank, probably akin to E. angle fishing tackle. Cf. Palkee.] An inclosed carriage or litter, commonly about eight feet long, four feet wide, and four feet high, borne on the shoulders of men by means of two projecting poles, -- used in India, China, etc., for the conveyance of a single person from place to place. [Written also palankeen.]

Meaning of palankeen from wikipedia

- The litter is a cl**** of wheelless vehicles, a type of human-powered transport, for the transport of persons. Smaller litters may take the form of open...
- who was formerly allowed the privileges of having a fort, riding in a palankeen, and retaining 100 armed attendants, which he is too reduced to support...
- name of a gold coin, in the south of India, valued at eight shillings. Palankeen, Palanquin: A litter in which gentleman in India recline, and are carried...
- Religious Service South Chungcheong Folklore Cultural Property No. 14 Palankeen of King Sejo South Chungcheong Cultural Property No. 62 Cheongwangmun...
Loading...