American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Hinduism.
- adj. Of or relating to the Hindus and their culture.
- n. An adherent of Hinduism.
- n. A native of India, especially northern India.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, one of that native race in India descended from the Aryan conquerors. Their purest representatives belong to the two great historic castes of Brahmans and Rajputs. Many of the non-Aryan inhabitants of India have been largely Hinduized. The Hindus speak various dialects derived from Sanskrit, as Hindi, Hindustani, Bengali, Marathi, etc. More loosely, the name includes also the non-Aryan inhabitants of India.
- n. One of the natives of India professing the doctrines of Hinduism.
- Of or pertaining to the Hindus, their languages, or Hinduism.
- Also spelled Hindoo.
- adj. Of, or relating to Hinduism, or to Hindus and their culture.
- n. An origin of many religions including Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism.
- n. A person adhering to the Hindu religion (Hinduism).
- n. dated Any native inhabitant of Hindustan, especially one of the Dravidian or Aryan races.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as Hindoo. This is now the more commonly used spelling.
- adj. of or relating to or supporting Hinduism
- n. a person who adheres to Hinduism
- n. a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
- From Persian Hindū, from هند (Hend, Hind, "India") (cf. Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš)), from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, "river, stream; Indus"). (Wiktionary)
- Persian Hindū, from Hind, India; see Hindi. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Hear a Hindu himself on the matter, the historian of _Hindu Civilisation during British Rule_”
“To do a marriage in temple, wht are the documents requied? if parents are not available, and no hindu rituals done at temple, will it fall under Hindu marriage?”
“The term Hindu is etymologically derived from the Sindhu (Indus River) of Pakistan.”
“Over most of India the term Hindu is contrasted with Muhammadan, but in”
“In its zeal to proclaim the immanent superiority of Aryan civilization -- it repudiates the term Hindu as savouring of an alien origin -- over Western civilization, it claims to have discovered in the Vedas the germs of all the discoveries of modern science, even to wireless telegraphy and aeroplanes.”
“They drew attention to terrorism breeding in Madrassa, and hit out at media for using the term Hindu terrorism.”
“RSS chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat said the term Hindu is basic to the Sangh philosophy, something that can't be compromised.”
“The BJP objects to the term Hindu terrorists, which is wrong.”
“The concept of Hindu terrorism is sheer madness as the term Hindu stands for a tolerant and all-inclusive faith," said Sudarshan.”
“With the arrest of a Sadhvi and her alleged accomplices for their alleged involvement in the Malegaon blast, the term Hindu terrorism has got new meaning.”
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