houdah vs howdah what difference

what is difference between houdah and howdah

English

Alternative forms

  • howdah

Etymology

Hindi [Term?], from Arabic هَوْدَج(hawdaj, litter carried by a camel). (1774)

Noun

houdah (plural houdahs)

  1. A seat, usually with a canopy, carried on the back of an elephant or camel.
  2. An ornate carriage which is positioned on the back of elephants or occasionally other animals, used most often in the past for rich people who travelled in India via elephant.
    • 1983, Bernard S. Cohn, “Representing Authority in Victorian India, in The Invention of Tradition, page 202
      Lord and Lady Lytton rode in a silver houdah []


English

Alternative forms

  • houdah

Etymology

Hindi हौदा (haudā), from Arabic هَوْدَج(hawdaj, litter carried by a camel) (1774).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaʊdə/
  • Rhymes: -aʊdə

Noun

howdah (plural howdahs)

  1. A seat, usually with a canopy, carried on the back of an elephant or camel.
    • 1972, Patrick O’Brian, Post Captain
      I shot a couple [] Only from the safety of a howdah, of course.
  2. An ornate carriage which is positioned on the back of elephants or occasionally other animals, used most often in the past for rich people who travelled in India via elephant.

References

  • Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)

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