Definition of diya in English:

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diya

Pronunciation: /ˈdiːjə/

noun

Indian
A small cup-shaped oil lamp made of baked clay: I was glad she used diyas instead of electrical lighting
More example sentences
  • I recall a drive outside Delhi, and we passed village after village lit up like a fairyland, with hundreds of clay diyas.
  • Fireworks whizzed into the sky and diyas and sparkles brought light into many an eye.
  • A little girl sold us mud diyas with little candles in them.

Origin

From Hindi dīyā.

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