houri

[ hoo r-ee, houuh r-ee, hou-uh-ree ]
/ ˈhʊər i, ˈhaʊər i, ˈhaʊ ə ri /

noun, plural hou·ris.

one of the beautiful virgins provided in paradise for all faithful Muslims.

Origin of houri

1730–40; < French < Persian hūrī < Arabic ḥūr plural of ḥaurāʾ gazelle-eyed (woman)
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houri
/ (ˈhʊərɪ) /

noun plural -ris

(in Muslim belief) any of the nymphs of Paradise
any alluring woman

Word Origin for houri

C18: from French, from Persian hūri, from Arabic hūr, plural of haurā' woman with dark eyes
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