Diwali

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Di·wa·li

 (dĭ-wä′lē)
n.
A five-day festival observed by Hindus, Sihks, and Jains in late October or early November to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness and of good over evil. Also called Festival of Lights.

[Hindi dīvālī, from Middle Indic dīvāvalī, dīvālī, from Sanskrit dīpāvaliḥ, row of lamps, Diwali : dīpaḥ, lamp; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots + āvaliḥ, row, range; probably akin to āliḥ, row, line, and of non-Indo-European origin.]

Diwali

(dɪˈwɑːlɪ)
n
(Hinduism) a major Hindu religious festival, honouring Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Held over the New Year according to the Vikrama calendar, it is marked by feasting, gifts, and the lighting of lamps

Diwali

A four-day New Year festival.
Translations

Diwali

[dɪˈwɑːli] Divali [dɪˈvɑːli] nDipavali m

Diwali

nDiwali nt
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