- a hunter or tracker, especially in the Indian subcontinent
Etymology: From (Urd.) / (Hind.) (ur-Arab, ÚÛ) / àààààà (ÅikÄrÄ) < (Pers.) (fa-Arab, ÚÛ) (ÅekÄri) "of hunting", from (fa-Arab, Ú) (ÅekÄr) "hunting, game".
- 1903: "I wonder that my very simple stratagem could deceive so old a ," said Holmes. " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Empty House" (Norton 2005, p.807)
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