Holi









Holi


Holi [hoh-lee] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the Hindu spring festival.

Origin of Holi 1905–10; Hindi holī Prakrit holiyā Examples from the Web for holi Contemporary Examples of holi

  • The attendees throw colored powder around, not unlike the Hindu festival of Holi.

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    Alex Chancey

    August 26, 2014

  • Historical Examples of holi

  • The sect observe the Holi in a different way from other Hindus.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India

    R. V. Russell

  • On this trip we came to the home of Holi, a rich and prominent native.

    South and South Central Africa

    H. Frances Davidson

  • More mihte do ure helende enne e holi word e he urh his mu spec.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250

    Various

  • As soon as the Holi festival is over the cultivators issue forth in thousands, armed with sickles, and begin to reap.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

    Douglas Dewar

  • They principally observe the Holi and Dasahra festivals and the days of the new and full moon.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India – Volume IV of IV

    R.V. Russell

  • British Dictionary definitions for holi Holi noun

    1. a Hindu spring festival, celebrated for two to five days, commemorating Krishna’s dalliance with the cowgirls. Bonfires are lit and coloured powder and water thrown over celebrants

    Word Origin for Holi named after Holika, legendary female demon

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