sowar

noun

so·​war
sōˈ(w)är
plural -s
1
: a member of an Indian cavalry regiment : lancer
2
: a mounted orderly

Word History

Etymology

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 2 Mar. 2024.

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