mehtar

noun meh·tar \ˈmātə(r)\
variants: less commonly

mehter

\ˈmātə(r)\

Definition of mehtar

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a groom or stable boy in Iran

  2. 2 usually capitalized :  a member of a harijan caste of sweepers and scavengers in India

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Origin and Etymology of mehtar

Persian mihtar prince, greater, elder, from mih great (from Middle Persian meh, mas) + -tar, comparative suffix (from Middle Persian, from Old Persian -tara-)


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