Definition of Sakieh

1. n. A kind of water wheel used in Egypt for raising water, from wells or pits, in buckets attached to its periphery or to an endless rope.



Definition of Sakieh

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of sakia) ¹

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Definition of Sakieh

1. sakia [n -S] - See also: sakia

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sakieh

sake bomb
sakeen
sakeens
saker
sakeret
sakerets
sakers
sakes
saketini
saketinis
sakhaite
sakharovaite
saki
sakia
sakias
sakieh (current term)
sakiehs
sakina
sakis
sakiyeh
sakiyehs
sakkoi
sakkos
sakkoses
sakpata
sakret
sakrets
saksaul
saksauls
sakti

Literary usage of Sakieh

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1. Text-book of Egyptian Agriculture by George P. Foaden, F. Fletcher (1908)
"The sakieh is suitable for raising water to heights of 3 to 8 metres. ... THE sakieh. as the wheel revolves the pots are filled in succession, carried up, ..."

2. Egypt Through the Stereoscope: A Journey Through the Land of the Pharaohs by James Henry Breasted (1905)
"Position 36, An Egyptian sakieh, or ox-driven bucket pump, raising water for ... This machine, known as a "sakieh," is again familiar to us in a less ..."

3. A Winter on the Nile, in Egypt, and in Nubia by Charles Dent Bell (1888)
"CHAPTER II. rom Alexandria to Cairo.—Camels, Donkeys ; the sakieh, ... You see for the first time the sakieh, which is a water-mill ..."

4. Egypt and Its Monuments by Robert Smythe Hichens (1908)
"And the sakieh raises its wailing, wayward voice and sings to the ... sings to the sakieh ; and the lifted water falls and flows away into the green ..."

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