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See pariah dog.
[Perhaps from Hindi pāhī, peasant who lives in one village and cultivates land in another, from Hindi dialectal pāh, variant of Hindi pās, nearby, from Prakrit pāsa-, passa-, side, from Sanskrit pārśvam, side, from parśuḥ, rib; akin to Avestan pərəsu-, rib and Persian pahlū, side.]
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(Animals) an ownerless half-wild Asian dog
[C19: Anglo-Indian pye, paë, from Hindi pāhī outsider]
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an ownerless half-wild dog frequenting villages and towns, esp. in Asia.
[1860–65; pye said to be < Hindi pāhī outsider]
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n (Brit) → streunender Hundebastard
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