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HOURI

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 809 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HOURI, the term for a beautiful virgin who awaits the devout Mahommedan in Paradise. The word is the French representative of the Pers. huri, Arab. hawra', a black-eyed virgin, from hawira, to be black-eyed, like a gazelle.
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