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See also: holi, Holi, holí, and hòli

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VietnameseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from 狐狸 (“fox”), shortened from Chinese 狐狸精 (hồ li tinh, huli jing, literally fox spirit). The most well-known of this kind is a fictitious counterpart of Daji, a female one that allured King Zhou of Shang into a reign of cruelty.

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NounEdit

(classifier con) hồ li

  1. (Chinese mythology) a type of fox yaoguai that disguises as a human; a fox in human's clothing
  2. (rare, derogatory) a mistress