(Indian). A poor man, a mendicant, a religious beggar.
The Fakirs are the lowest in the priesthood of Yesidis. They wear
coarse black or brown dresses, and a black turban over which a red
handkerchief is tied. Fakirs perform all menial offices connected with
burials. They clean the sacred building, trim and light the lamps, and
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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