hookah vs narghile what difference

what is difference between hookah and narghile

English

Alternative forms

  • hooka, hukka, hukkah, huqqa, huqqah

Etymology

From Hindi हुक़्क़ा(huqqā) and Urdu حقہ(huqqā), in turn, derived from Arabic حُقَّة(ḥuqqa, pot, jar), from حُقّ(ḥuqq, cavity, hollow).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhʊ.kə/
    • Homophone: hooker (non-rhotic accents)
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhu.kə/
  • Hyphenation: hook‧ah

Noun

hookah (plural hookahs)

  1. A pipe with a long flexible tube that draws the smoke through water, traditionally used for smoking tobacco, which is often flavored.
    Synonyms: waterpipe, hubble-bubble, hubbly bubbly, narghile, shisha
    • 1831, The Mirror of Literature, Amusement and Instruction:
      In India, the lower orders use a hookah or hubble bubble, which is made of a cocoa-nut shell well cleaned out, having a hole through the soft eye of the shell, and another on the opposite side, a little lower down, the first of which is used for the chauffoir, and the other to suck or draw the smoke from.
    • 1954, Alexander Alderson, The Subtle Minotaur[1], chapter 18:
      The lounge was furnished in old English oak and big Knole settees. There were rugs from Tabriz and Kerman on the highly polished floor. [] A table lamp was fashioned from a silver Egyptian hookah.

Translations

Further reading

  • hookah on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Etymology

From French narghilé, from Turkish nargile, from Persian نارگیله(nārgileh) from نارگیل(nārgil, coconut), which used to be used to construct the bowl, likely ultimately from Sanskrit नारिकेल (nārikela, coconut), from a Dravidian language.

Noun

narghile (plural narghiles)

  1. A large Oriental tobacco pipe wherein the smoke is drawn through water to filter and cool it.
    Synonyms: hookah, waterpipe
    Coordinate terms: shisha, hubbly bubbly

Translations

Further reading

  • narghile on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

Anagrams

  • nargileh

Spanish

Noun

narghile m (plural narghiles)

  1. Alternative form of narguile

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