- a holy person of the Vaishnava sect.
Origin of Alvar
< Tamil āl̤vār, derivative of ār̤- sink, be absorbed (as in contemplation)
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Alvar rushes through the Moors and catches him in his arms.'The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
And is not Alvar the youth who is in such good humour, and who is laughing with her?The Cid Campeador
Antonio de Trueba
To recover they were fain, But now did Alvar Fañez on their rearward fall amain.
The dames and Alvar Fañez, the tears flowed from their eyes.
"We been going away from the right one all the time," said Alvar.To Each His Star