Dewali

noun De·wa·li
variants: or Divali or Diwali \də̇ˈwälē, -ˈvä-\

Definition of Dewali

plural -s
: a Hindu festival of lights held late in October

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Origin and Etymology of dewali

Hindi divālī, from Sanskrit dīpālī, dīpāvalī, literally, row of lights, from dīpa light, lamp + ālī, āvalī row; akin to Sanskrit dīdeti he shines


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