Holi [hoh-lee] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- 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.
August 26, 2014
Historical Examples of holi
The sect observe the Holi in a different way from other Hindus.
R. V. Russell
On this trip we came to the home of Holi, a rich and prominent native.
H. Frances Davidson
More mihte do ure helende enne e holi word e he urh his mu spec.
As soon as the Holi festival is over the cultivators issue forth in thousands, armed with sickles, and begin to reap.
They principally observe the Holi and Dasahra festivals and the days of the new and full moon.
British Dictionary definitions for holi Holi noun
- 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