palikar

palikar

[pal-i-kahr]
noun
a Greek militiaman in the Greek war for independence against the Turks 1821–28.
Also, pellekar.


Origin:
1805–15; < Modern Greek palikári lad, youth, variant of Late Greek pallēkárion camp boy (Greek pallēk-, stem of pállēx a youth + -arion diminutive suffix)

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palikar (ˈpælɪˌkɑː)
 
n
a Greek soldier in the war of independence against Turkey (1821--28)
 
[C19: from Modern Greek palikari youth]

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