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Bible Encyclopedias

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Houri

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the term for a beautiful virgin who awaits the devout Mahommedan in Paradise. The word is the French representative of the Pers. huri, Arab. hawrd', a black-eyed virgin, from hawira, to be black-eyed, like a gazelle.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Houri'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/h/houri.html. 1910.

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