Hindooism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hindooism a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
    • n Hindooism the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Hindooism the religion and customs of the Hindus
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sindhu, Sans. for Indus.

Usage

In literature:

We have already seen how Carey at the end of the eighteenth century found Hindooism at its worst.
"The Life of William Carey" by George Smith
This place bears evidence of having been ruled over by some chief pretending to Hindooism.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Yet even Hindooism, so powerful, so rich, so ancient, is giving way at every point.
"Fruits of Toil in the London Missionary Society" by Various
But after 750 A.D. Buddhism disappeared gradually from India, and Hindooism took its place.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
Here, in this fortress of Hindooism, Brahmanism displays itself in all its plentitude and power.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
Returning from Allahabad I visited Benares, the holy city of India and the centre of Hindooism or Brahminism, its religion, art and literature.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
And it was a stereotyped idea with the founders of Hindooism that animals were created for sacrifices.
"The Hindoos as they Are" by Shib Chunder Bose
Hindooism teaches nine of these incarnations.
"The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors" by Kersey Graves
This Mela, with other things which I have seen, has quite destroyed any illusions which I may have had in regard to Hindooism.
"From Egypt to Japan" by Henry M. Field
It faces the convert from Hindooism in India to-day.
"Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther" by Walter Adeney
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