[hin-doo] /ˈhɪn du/
a person, especially of northern India, who adheres to .
of or relating to Hindus or .
noun (pl) -dus, -doos
a person who adheres to Hinduism
an inhabitant or native of Hindustan or India, esp one adhering to Hinduism
relating to Hinduism, Hindus, or India
1660s, from Persian Hindu (adjective and noun) “Indian,” from Hind “India,” from Sanskrit sindhu “river,” specifically the Indus; hence “region of the Indus,” gradually extended across northern India. The Hindu Kush mountain range is said to mean literally “Indian killer,” and was said to have been the name given by the Persians to a pass where their Indian slaves had perished in winter, but this is likely folk etymology.
- Hindu-arabic numerals
[hin-doo-ar-uh-bik] /ˈhɪn duˈær ə bɪk/ noun 1. .
noun 1. a lunisolar calendar that governs all Hindu and most Indian festivals, known from about 1000 b.c. and subsequently modified during the 4th and 6th centuries a.d.
[hin-doo-iz-uh m] /ˈhɪn duˌɪz əm/ noun 1. the common religion of India, based upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad-Gita, etc., having an extremely diversified character with many schools of philosophy and theology, many popular cults, and a large pantheon symbolizing the many […]
[hin-doo-ahyz] /ˈhɪn duˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), Hinduized, Hinduizing. 1. to convert to or bring under the influence of .