What does palanquin mean?

Definitions for palanquinˌpæl ənˈkin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palanquin, palankeen(noun)

    a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers


  1. palanquin(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: From palanquim, ultimately from पल्यङ्क.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palanquin(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [F. palanquin, Pg. palanquim, Javan. palangki, OJavan. palangkan, through Prakrit fr. Skr. paryaka, palyaka, bed, couch; pari around (akin to E. pref. peri-) + aka a hook, flank, probably akin to E. angle fishing tackle. Cf. Palkee.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Palanquin

    Palankeen, pal-an-kēn′, n. a light covered carriage used in India, &c., for a single person, and borne on the shoulders of men. [Hind. palang, a bed—Sans. palyanka, a bed.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Palanquin

    in India and China a covered conveyance for one person borne on the shoulders of men.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palanquin in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palanquin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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