sowarree

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Urdu sawār, swordsman

Noun[edit]

sowarree (plural sowarrees)

  1. (dated, India) A mounted procession, a cavalcade
    • 1851, James Baillie Fraser, Military Memoir of Lieut-Col. James Skinner, C. B.,
      The Rajah's sowarree was very grand and superb. He had twenty elephants with richly embroidered ambarrehs, the whole of them mounted by his Sirdars,—he himself riding on the largest, just in the centre.

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