Definitions for fakirfəˈkɪər, ˈfeɪ kər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. fakir, fakeer, faqir, faquir(noun)

    a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. fakir(Noun)

    A faqir.

  2. fakir(Noun)

    an ascetic mendicant, especially one who performs feats of endurance or apparent magic

  3. Origin: From فقير ("poor man").

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Fakir(noun)

    an Oriental religious ascetic or begging monk

  2. Origin: [Prob. confused with Fakir an oriental ascetic.]

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  1. Fakir

    The fakir, or faqir, derived from faqr, is a Muslim Sufi ascetic in the Middle East and South Asia. The Faqirs were wandering Dervishes teaching Islam and living on alms. The term has become a common Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi byword for "beggar". The term has also been used to refer to Hindu and Buddhist ascetics. These broader idiomatic usages developed primarily in the Mughal era in India. Calanus, a Hindu Naga sadhu of the 4th Century B.C., is often called a fakir by historians. There is also a distinct caste of fakirs found in North India, descended from communities of fakirs who took up residence at Sufi shrines.

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  1. Fakir

    a member of an order of monkish mendicants in India and adjoining countries who, from presumed religious motives, practise or affect lives of severe self-mortification, but who in many cases cultivate filthiness of person to a disgusting degree.


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