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lila

[lee-lah]
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noun Hinduism.
  1. creation, seen as the playful activity of a god.
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Origin of lila

First recorded in 1820–30, lila is from the Sanskrit word līlā play, sport, diversion

Lila

[lahy-luh]
noun
  1. a female given name, form of Leila.
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  • This sudden demonstration of friendship was too much for Lila.

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  • Much to Lila's relief the young man who had annoyed her was no longer visible.

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  • Lila walked with them to the end of the pier at the bathing-beach.

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  • Lila was shocked and awed by her friend's showiness and indifference.

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  • Lila was so angry and hungry and abused that she forgot her sore feet.

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