variants or less commonly palicar
plural -s
: a Greek or Albanian soldier in the pay of the sultan of Turkey
: a soldier of the Greek militia in the war of independence (1821–28) against Turkey

Word History


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

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“Palikar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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