from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An official courier appointed to escort an important traveller in Persian-speaking countries and the Indian subcontinent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Persia and India, an official appointed to act as courier to a traveler of distinction.


Persian مهماندار (mehmândâr), compound of مهمان (mehmân, "guest") and دار (dâr, "guest"). (Wiktionary)


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