fakir

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See also: fakír and Fakir

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic فَقِير(faqīr, poor man).

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fakir (plural fakirs)

  1. (Islam) A faqir, owning no personal property and usually living solely off alms.
  2. (Hindu, more loosely) An ascetic mendicant, especially one who performs feats of endurance or apparent magic.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 16, in 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.
  3. (derogatory) Someone who takes advantage of the gullible through fakery, especially of a spiritual or religious nature.
    • 1905, Eclectic Magazine, Foreign Literature, Science, and Art
      He denounces no one until he has all the damaging facts in hand, very frequently backed up with affidavits. He 'Lawsonized' certain stock jobbers and financial fakirs of London before the Boston advertising man was heard of.
    • 1927, The Rotarian, page 30
      "But a stranger who had come up to the group just at this point, when they were pronouncing the soup delicious, laughed aloud. "'What a set of fools you all are!' he cried. 'This tramp is just a fakir. That stone had nothing to do with the soup."
    • 1994, Michael Barry Miller, Shanghai on the Métro: Spies, Intrigue, and the French Between the Wars, Univ of California Press →ISBN, page 252
      He was, as the undercover agent concluded, a fabulous raconteur or, as one other person summed him up, "a monumental fakir and liar."
    • 2009, Gelett Burgess, The Heart Line: A Drama of San Francisco, Lulu.com →ISBN, page 175
      From what I hear of him he's a fakir, and I won't encourage him in his attempts to get into society at my expense.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Arabic فَقِير(faqīr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaː.ki(ː)r/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fa‧kir

Noun[edit]

fakir m (plural fakirs, diminutive fakirtje n)

  1. (Islam, Hinduism) fakir

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فَقِير(faqīr, poor man).

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fakir m (plural fakirs)

  1. fakir (all meanings)

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فَقِير(faqīr, poor man).

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fakir m pers

  1. (Islam) fakir (faqir, owning no personal property and usually living solely off alms)
    Synonym: derwisz
  2. (Hinduism) fakir (ascetic mendicant)

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Further reading[edit]

  • fakir in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • fakir in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فَقِير(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
  • Škaljić, Abdulah, Turcizmi u srpskohrvatskom jeziku, Sarajevo: Svjetlost, 1966, page 276

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish فقیر(fakir), from Arabic فَقِير(faqīr).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

fakir (definite accusative fakiri, plural fakirler)

  1. (Hindu) fakir (an ascetic mendicant)

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative fakir
Definite accusative fakiri
Singular Plural
Nominative fakir fakirler
Definite accusative fakiri fakirleri
Dative fakire fakirlere
Locative fakirde fakirlerde
Ablative fakirden fakirlerden
Genitive fakirin fakirlerin
Possessive forms
Nominative Singular Plural
1st singular fakirim fakirlerim
2nd singular fakirin fakirlerin
3rd singular fakiri fakirleri
1st plural fakirimiz fakirlerimiz
2nd plural fakiriniz fakirleriniz
3rd plural fakirleri fakirleri
Definite accusative Singular Plural
1st singular fakirimi fakirlerimi
2nd singular fakirini fakirlerini
3rd singular fakirini fakirlerini
1st plural fakirimizi fakirlerimizi
2nd plural fakirinizi fakirlerinizi
3rd plural fakirlerini fakirlerini
Dative Singular Plural
1st singular fakirime fakirlerime
2nd singular fakirine fakirlerine
3rd singular fakirine fakirlerine
1st plural fakirimize fakirlerimize
2nd plural fakirinize fakirlerinize
3rd plural fakirlerine fakirlerine
Locative Singular Plural
1st singular fakirimde fakirlerimde
2nd singular fakirinde fakirlerinde
3rd singular fakirinde fakirlerinde
1st plural fakirimizde fakirlerimizde
2nd plural fakirinizde fakirlerinizde
3rd plural fakirlerinde fakirlerinde
Ablative Singular Plural
1st singular fakirimden fakirlerimden
2nd singular fakirinden fakirlerinden
3rd singular fakirinden fakirlerinden
1st plural fakirimizden fakirlerimizden
2nd plural fakirinizden fakirlerinizden
3rd plural fakirlerinden fakirlerinden
Genitive Singular Plural
1st singular fakirimin fakirlerimin
2nd singular fakirinin fakirlerinin
3rd singular fakirinin fakirlerinin
1st plural fakirimizin fakirlerimizin
2nd plural fakirinizin fakirlerinizin
3rd plural fakirlerinin fakirlerinin

Adjective[edit]

fakir (comparative daha fakir, superlative en fakir)

  1. poor, pauper
    Paralarımla yardım edebileceğim fakir insanları düşün.
    Think of the poor people I could help with all my money.

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