mela

[ mey-lah ]
/ ˈmeɪ lɑ /
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noun (in India)

a religious fair, especially one held in connection with a festival.
a throng of people.

Origin of mela

1790–1800; < Hindi < Sanskrit melā assembly, company
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mela

/ (ˈmiːlə, ˈmɛlə) /

noun

an Asian cultural or religious fair or festival

Word Origin for mela

C19: Hindi, from Sanskrit mēlā an assembly, from mil to meet
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