bheesty

bheesty
/bee"stee/, n., pl. bheesties.
(in India) a water carrier.
Also, bheestie.
[1775-85; < Urdu bhisti < Pers bihishti pertaining to paradise, i.e., beautiful, as poetic convention describes cup-bearers (equiv. to bihisht paradise + -i suffix of appurtenance)]

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  • Bheesty — Bhees ty, Bheestie Bhees tie, n. [Written also {bhistee}, {bhisti}, etc.] [Per. bihisht[=i] lit., heavenly.] A water carrier, as to a household or a regiment. [India] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bheesty — or Bhishti (from the Persian bihisti , paradise), is the Hindustani name for a person who carries water. A Bhishti supplies water from a pigskin or goat skin bag.References*1911 …   Wikipedia

  • bheesty — bhees·ty …   English syllables

  • bheesty —   n. servant who draws and carries water …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bheesty — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bheestie — Bheesty Bhees ty, Bheestie Bhees tie, n. [Written also {bhistee}, {bhisti}, etc.] [Per. bihisht[=i] lit., heavenly.] A water carrier, as to a household or a regiment. [India] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bhistee — Bheesty Bhees ty, Bheestie Bhees tie, n. [Written also {bhistee}, {bhisti}, etc.] [Per. bihisht[=i] lit., heavenly.] A water carrier, as to a household or a regiment. [India] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bhisti — Bheesty Bhees ty, Bheestie Bhees tie, n. [Written also {bhistee}, {bhisti}, etc.] [Per. bihisht[=i] lit., heavenly.] A water carrier, as to a household or a regiment. [India] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of English words of Persian origin — As Indo European languages, English and Persian have many words of common Proto Indo European origin, and many of these cognate words often have similar forms. Examples of these include: English (Mother) and Persian (Madar), English (Father) and… …   Wikipedia

  • Bhistee — Bhis tee, Bhisti Bhis ti, n. Same as {Bheesty}. [India] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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