Definitions

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  • noun In Hindu folklore, the ghost of a low-chaste woman who died during childbirth or menstruation

Etymologies

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From Hindi

Examples

  • A churel is the peculiarly malignant ghost of a woman who has died in child-bed.

    Kim

  • A churel is the peculiarly malignant ghost of a woman who has died in child-bed.

    Kim

  • A detailed account of the churel and beliefs in her and the methods of exorcism will be found in the Calcutta Review, No. cliii, p. 180 ff.

    Tales of the Punjab

  • This last is the real test of a churel, even in her beautiful transformation.

    Tales of the Punjab

  • This last is the real test of a _churel_, even in her beautiful transformation.

    Tales of the Punjab

  • A detailed account of the _churel_ and beliefs in her and the methods of exorcism will be found in the _Calcutta Review_, No.cliii. p. 180 ff.

    Tales of the Punjab

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