mehmandar

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Etymology[edit]

Persian مهماندار (mehmândâr), compound of مهمان (mehmân, guest) and دار (dâr, guest).

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Noun[edit]

mehmandar (plural mehmandars)

  1. An official courier appointed to escort an important traveller in Persian-speaking countries and the Indian subcontinent.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      His mehmandar stood by, fresh as a clover from their walk, his arms crossed on his Aiantian chest.