variants or less commonly mehter
plural -s
: a groom or stable boy in Iran
usually capitalized : a member of a harijan caste of sweepers and scavengers in India

Word History


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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“Mehtar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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