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noun 
  1. (historic) an Ottoman Turkish cavalryman
  • 2001: "I hear that the great Sadiki Bey illustrated a copy of Strange Creatures, commissioned by an Uzbek cavalryman, for only forty gold pieces." " Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red, tr. ErdaÄ M Gí¶knar
Etymology: Via , from (Turk.) sipahi, from (Pers.) (FAchar, ÙÙÙ) (sipÄhÄ) "horseman, soldier" (> English sepoy), from (FAchar, ÙÙ) (sipÄh) "army".


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