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  • n. An Eastern religious ascetic or monk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. same as fakir.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See fakir.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man


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