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Muslim religious mendicant; Hindu ascetic; beggar; one who performs feats of magic
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faker – one who produces counterfeits; swindler; fraud
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fa·kir(fə-kîr′, fä-, fă-)
1. A Muslim religious mendicant.
2. A Hindu ascetic or religious mendicant, especially one who performs feats of magic or endurance.
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fakir(fəˈkɪə; ˈfeɪkə) or
1. (Islam) a Muslim ascetic who rejects worldly possessions
2. (Hinduism) a Hindu ascetic mendicant or holy man
[C17: from Arabic faqīr poor]
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fa•kir(fəˈkɪər, ˈfeɪ kər)
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]
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|Noun||1.||fakir - a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man|
dervish - an ascetic Muslim monk; a member of an order noted for devotional exercises involving bodily movements
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fakir[ˈfɑːkɪəʳ] N → faquir m
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