What does Houri mean?

Definitions for Houri
ˈhʊər i, ˈhaʊər i, ˈhaʊ ə riHouri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nymph, houri(noun)

    a voluptuously beautiful young woman

  2. houri(noun)

    (Islam) one of the dark-eyed virgins of perfect beauty believed to live with the blessed in Paradise

Wiktionary

  1. houri(Noun)

    A nymph in the form of a beautiful virgin supposed to dwell in Paradise for the enjoyment of the faithful.

  2. houri(Noun)

    Any voluptuous, beautiful woman.

  3. Origin: From French houri, from Persian , from Arabic in ‘(women) with eyes like gazelles’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Houri(noun)

    a nymph of paradise; -- so called by the Mohammedans

  2. Origin: [Per. hr, hr, hr; akin to Ar. hr, pl. of ahwar beautiful-eyed, black-eyed.]

Freebase

  1. Houri

    In Islam, the ḥūr or ḥūrīyah are commonly translated as " companions of equal age", "lovely eyed", of "modest gaze", "pure beings" or "companions pure" of paradise, denoting humans and jinn who enter Jannah after being recreated anew in the hereafter. Islam also has a strong mystical tradition which places these heavenly delights in the context of the ecstatic awareness of God.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Houri

    how′ri, hōō′ri, n. a nymph of the Mohammedan paradise. [Pers. huri—Ar. hūriya, a black-eyed girl.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Houri

    a beautiful maiden who, according to the Mohammedan faith, awaits the advent of a pious Moslem in Paradise.

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How to say Houri in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Houri in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Houri in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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