palikar

[pal-i-kahr]
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noun

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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palikar

noun

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

Word Origin for palikar

C19: from Modern Greek palikari youth
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