sowar

noun
so·​war | \ sōˈ(w)är \
plural -s

Definition of sowar

1 : a member of an Indian cavalry regiment : lancer
2 : a mounted orderly

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History and Etymology for sowar

Persian suwār rider, from Middle Persian asbār, aspwār, from Old Persian asabāra- horseman, from asa- horse + -bāra- carried by, rider

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“Sowar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sowar. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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