palikar

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

Definition of palikar

plural -s
1 :a Greek or Albanian soldier in the pay of the sultan of Turkey
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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