palikar

noun pal·i·kar \ˈpaləˌkär\
variants: less commonly

palicar

\ˈpaləˌkär\

Definition of palikar

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a Greek or Albanian soldier in the pay of the sultan of Turkey

  2. 2 :  a soldier of the Greek militia in the war of independence (1821–28) against Turkey

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Origin and Etymology of palikar

New Greek palikari, pallēkari youth, from Late Greek pallikarion page, diminutive of pallēk-, pallēx young man or woman


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