Guebres

or Ghebers [Fire-Worshippers]. Followers of the ancient Persian religion, reformed by Zoroaster. Called in Persian gabr, in the Talmud Cheber, and by Origen Kabir, a corruption of the Arabic Kafir (a non-Mahometan or infidel), a term bestowed upon them by their Arabian conquerors.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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