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fa·kir

 (fə-kîr′, fä-, fă-)
n.
1. A Muslim religious mendicant.
2. A Hindu ascetic or religious mendicant, especially one who performs feats of magic or endurance.

[From Arabic faqīr, poor, from faqura, to be poor, be needy; see pqr in Semitic roots.]

fakir

(fəˈkɪə; ˈfeɪkə) or

faqir

;

fakeer

(fəˈkɪə)
n
1. (Islam) a Muslim ascetic who rejects worldly possessions
2. (Hinduism) a Hindu ascetic mendicant or holy man
[C17: from Arabic faqīr poor]

fa•kir

(fəˈkɪər, ˈfeɪ kər)

also fa•keer′,



n.
1. a Muslim or Hindu religious ascetic or mendicant monk commonly considered a wonder-worker.
2. a member of any Islamic religious order.
[1600–10; < Arabic faqīr poor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fakir - a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy manfakir - a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
dervish - an ascetic Muslim monk; a member of an order noted for devotional exercises involving bodily movements
holy man, holy person, saint, angel - person of exceptional holiness
Translations
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