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.
On the present occasion, luckily for us, our mehmandar reversed this popular saying; and it was amusing to see the struggles of himself and his attendants to get us through the deep snow.
The mehmandar, however, swore all the oaths ever on the lips of a Persian, that move we should, and move we did.
Governor of the province of Azerbijan, in which we now had arrived, had despatched from his capital, Tabreez, a mehmandar, of the rank of brigadier, with a large suite and escort, to receive the English Minister on setting foot in Persia, and to conduct him to Tabreez ..
The journal of the Persian princes (a translation of which, by their Syrian mehmandar, Assaad