هودج

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ه د ج (h-d-j) meaning to take short steps, to waver when one walks, to walk like an elder person, to walk like one carrying a burden; a reference to a camel's strain.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

هَوْدَج (hawdajm (plural هَوَادِج (hawādij))

  1. camel litter, howdah (a closed compartment put on the back of camel, usually used for carrying brides and important women)
  2. sedan chair, litter

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lane's Dictionary, page 2885, "هدج", meaning to take short steps, to shake while walking, to walk like an elder person, to walk like one carrying a burden; potentially from "دجج", page 851, meaning to take short steps, to walk like a chicken as he grazes, to walk leisurely or slowly.