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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.
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Origin of mela

1790–1800; <Hindi <Sanskrit melā assembly, company
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British Dictionary definitions for mela

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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