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Alvar

[ahl-vahr] /ˈɑl vɑr/
noun, (sometimes lowercase) Hinduism. (in southern India)
1.
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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