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palikar

[pal-i-kahr]
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noun
  1. a Greek militiaman in the Greek war for independence against the Turks 1821–28.
Also pellekar.

Origin of palikar

1805–15; < Modern Greek palikári lad, youth, variant of Late Greek pallēkárion camp boy (Greek pallēk-, stem of pállēx a youth + -arion diminutive suffix)
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Examples from the Web for palikar

Historical Examples

  • It was a steamer of the German-Lloyd which the Palikar had robbed on land, at eleven o'clock in the morning.

    The King of the Mountains

    Edmond About


British Dictionary definitions for palikar

palikar

noun
  1. a Greek soldier in the war of independence against Turkey (1821–28)

Word Origin

C19: from Modern Greek palikari youth
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