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Fakir definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

F'AKIR,
F'AQUIR, n.
A monk in India. The fakirs subject themselves to severe austerities and mortifications. Some of them condemn themselves to a standing posture all their lives, supported only by a stick or rope under their arm-pits. Some mangle their bodies with scourges or knives. Others wander about in companies, telling fortunes, and these are said to be arrant villains.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man [syn: fakir, fakeer, faqir, faquir]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Arabic faq?r, literally, poor man Date: 1609 1. a. a Muslim mendicant ; dervish b. an itinerant Hindu ascetic or wonder-worker 2. impostor; especially swindler

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also faquir) a Muslim or (rarely) Hindu religious mendicant or ascetic. Etymology: Arab. fakir needy man

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fakir Fa"kir, n. [Prob. confused with Fakir an oriental ascetic.] See Faker.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fakir Fa"kir, n. [Ar. faq[=i]r poor.] An Oriental religious ascetic or begging monk. [Written also faquir anf fakeer.]

Foolish Dictionary

A false reporter. (See FAKE)

Moby Thesaurus

Albigensian, Catharist, Franciscan, Sabbatarian, Trappist, Waldensian, abdal, abstainer, anchorite, ascetic, bhikshu, dervish, flagellant, hajji, hermit, imam, mendicant, muezzin, mufti, mullah, murshid, puritan, qadi, sannyasi, santon, sheikh, yogi, yogin



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