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Alvar

[ahl-vahr] /ˈɑl vɑr/
noun, (sometimes lowercase) Hinduism. (in southern India)
1.
a holy person of the Vaishnava sect.
Origin of Alvar
< Tamil āl̤vār, derivative of ār̤- sink, be absorbed (as in contemplation)
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  • Your mother didn't sell the Alvar Street house until January of 1944.

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  • The dames and Alvar Fañez, the tears flowed from their eyes.

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  • To recover they were fain, But now did Alvar Fañez on their rearward fall amain.

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  • Morales doubts Alvar's authorship, from there being no mention of Eulogius; but see sec.

  • She pleases me as much as ever, Alvar, but—listen, for I am about to confide a great secret to your discretion.

    The Cid Campeador Antonio de Trueba
  • Alvar Faez and his company were already gone forth, and had laid their ambush.

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  • "We been going away from the right one all the time," said Alvar.

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  • Compare the priestly logic of Alvar Pelayo who enumerates the abuse of the confessional among the habitual sins of women!

  • Alvar's grandfather was also a man of some note, being the conqueror of the Canary Islands.

    The Spanish Pioneers Charles F. Lummis
  • Alvar Fañez and all ye my knights, now hearken and give heed We have taken with the castle a booty manifold.

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