abkar

noun
ab·​kar | \ ˈäbˌkär \
plural -s

Definition of abkar

India
: a wine seller : distiller also : one whose trade is subject to abkari tax

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First Known Use of abkar

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abkar

Persian ābkār, from āb “water, liquid” (from Old Persian āpi-) + -kār “doer” (from Middle Persian); akin to Avestan āfsh (accusative singular āpəm) “water,” Sanskrit ap-, Lithuanian ùpė, Old Prussian ape “river,” Greek Apia “Peloponnesus” and to Sanskrit kāra “doing”

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“Abkar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abkar. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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