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Borrowed from Hindi बरगीर (bargīr), from Persian بارگیر(bârgir, baggage-horse), from ‍بار(bâr, load, burden, cargo) + گیر(gir, carrying), the present stem of گرفتن(gereftan).


bargir (plural bargirs)

  1. (India, historical) A trooper of irregular cavalry who is (unlike a silladar) not the owner of his troop horse and arms, but either is put in by another person, perhaps a native officer in the regiment who takes part of his pay, or has his horse from the state he serves.

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