Definition of Fakir

1. Noun. A Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man.

Exact synonyms: Fakeer, Faqir, Faquir
Generic synonyms: Moslem, Muslim, Angel, Holy Man, Holy Person, Saint
Specialized synonyms: Dervish



Definition of Fakir

1. n. An Oriental religious ascetic or begging monk.

2. n. See Faker.

Definition of Fakir

1. Noun. (Islam) A faqir. ¹

2. Noun. (context: Hindu) an ascetic mendicant, especially one who performs feats of endurance or apparent magic ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fakir

1. a Hindu ascetic [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fakir

fakement
fakements
faker
fakeries
fakers
fakery
fakes
fakest
fakester
fakesters
fakey
fakie
fakies
fakin'
faking
fakir (current term)
fakirism
fakirisms
fakirs
faklempt
fakon
fal la
falafel
falafels
falaj
falajes
falanaka
falbala
falbalas
falcade

Literary usage of Fakir

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1. Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"The Prince and the fakir HERE was once upon a time a King who had no children. ... At last a fakir came along, and he said to the King, " Man, why are 3-011 ..."

2. Discoveries in Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Peninsula of Sinai, in the Years by Richard Lepsius (1853)
"The nearest of these forts so romantically situated among the rent rocks, I find differently named upon every map, as fakir Effendi ..."

3. Other Sheep: A Missionary Companion to "Twice-born Men" by Harold Begbie (1912)
"... a likeness, a remarkable and compelling likeness, to the great gentleman of La Mancha. fakir Singh, till middle life, was a Mr. Tucker, ..."

4. A Personal Narrative of a Visit to Ghuzni, Kabul, and Afghanistan, and of a by Godfrey Thomas Vigne (1840)
"... Sing's Conduct and Character— The Girl and fakir—A Second Anecdote—Mode of Dealing with a Request—Sir H. Fane's Visit to Lahore —His Reception by ..."

5. The Bengal Law Reports of Decisions of the High Court at Fort William Civil by Bengal (India). Board of Revenue, Bengal (India). Supreme Council (1885)
"When fakir Chand attempted execution, Girish Chandra applied tO' the Judge to have the amount of hia decree set-off against that obtained by ..."

6. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"The only approach to caste amon:; them is that the descendants of Lal Singh (who became a fakir, ami is said to have performed miracles) call themselves ..."

7. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"fakir. A term applied among the Mohammedans to a kind of religious ascetic or beggar, whose claim is that he "is in need of mercy, and poor in the sight of ..."

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