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mela

[mey-lah] /ˈmeɪ lɑ/
noun, (in India)
1.
a religious fair, especially one held in connection with a festival.
2.
a throng of people.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Hindi < Sanskrit melā assembly, company
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mela

/ˈmiːlə; ˈmɛlə/
noun
1.
an Asian cultural or religious fair or festival
Word Origin
C19: Hindi, from Sanskrit mēlā an assembly, from mil to meet
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