mela

mela

[mey-lah]
noun (in India)
1.
a religious fair, especially one held in connection with a festival.
2.
a throng of people.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Hindi < Sanskrit melā assembly, company

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mela (ˈmiːlə, ˈmɛlə)
 
n
an Asian cultural or religious fair or festival
 
[C19: Hindi, from Sanskrit mēlā an assembly, from mil to meet]

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