- From the Tamil word (கை-பிடி) "kai" (hand), "pidi" (catch), which could be translated into "Holding Hands". (Wiktionary)
“During the game, players chant "kabaddi" -- derived from a Hindi word meaning "holding of breath" -- to prove they aren't inhaling.”
“All the while, they chant "kabaddi" derived from a Hindi word meaning "holding of breath" to prove they aren't inhaling.”
“Legend has it that the word kabaddi is derived from kabad, which roughly means a bad activity.”
“That was followed by prolonged utterances of "kabaddi" in a single breath, with precise diaphragm movements to make the most of scarce oxygen.”
“And, most importantly, they can hold their breath for two minutes while chanting the word "kabaddi" over and over.”
“Kabaddi star players are strong and quick on their feet, and most importantly, they can hold their breath for two minutes while chanting the word "kabaddi" over and over.”
“To make things interesting, the raider cannot inhale while on the other side -- and to prove it, he must continually chant the word "kabaddi," which comes from the Hindi term meaning "to hold one's breath.”
“But less familiar sports posed a challenge to the Atlas team whose job it was to ensure both press and spectators understood the rules and dynamics of games such as kabaddi-kabaddi, a high-octane game of tag and sepaktakraw, an acrobatic form of volleyball.”
“However, there was no problem if these grounds were used for political meetings, religious functions or for Indian sports such as kabaddi and badminton.”
“Selangor were not among the fancied teams in kabaddi which is making its”
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