fakir

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See also: fakír

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فقير (faqīr, poor man).

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fakir (plural fakirs)

  1. (Islam) A faqir.
  2. (Hindu) An ascetic mendicant, especially one who performs feats of endurance or apparent magic.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 16, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      The preposterous altruism too! [] Resist not evil. It is an insane immolation of self—as bad intrinsically as fakirs stabbing themselves or anchorites warping their spines in caves scarcely large enough for a fair-sized dog.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فقير (faqīr) ("poor man").

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fakir m (plural fakirs)

  1. fakir (all meanings)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فقير (faqīr, poor man), probably via Ottoman Turkish فقیر (fakir). Compare fukàra, fukàrluk

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fǎkiːr/
  • Hyphenation: fa‧kir

Noun[edit]

fàkīr m (Cyrillic spelling фа̀кӣр)

  1. faqir
  2. (Hindu) fakir (an ascetic mendicant)
  3. (regional) a destitute man

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References[edit]

  • fakir” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Abdulah Škaljić (1966), Turcizmi u srpskohrvatskom jeziku, Svjetlost: Sarajevo, page 276

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فقير (faqīr).

Adjective[edit]

fakir (comparative daha fakir, superlative en fakir)

  1. poor, (not rich)

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