palki

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Bengali.

Noun[edit]

palki (plural palkis)

  1. litter (vehicle)
    • 1914, C. A. Kincaid, Deccan Nursery Tales[1]:
      At first the uncle declined, but when a palki was sent for them, he and his nephew entered it.
    • 1909, Cecil Henry Bompas, Folklore of the Santal Parganas[2]:
      The wedding party came to a halt at the foot of the tree and some of them lay down to eat and the Raja got out of his palki and lay down to sleep in the shade.
    • 1884, Miriam S. Knight, The Poison Tree[3]:
      If one was seen alone, the devoted Hindustani Durwans followed, calling out "Ma Thakurani," and, preventing them from bathing, brought a palki.