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pir

[peer] /pɪər/
noun, Islam.
1.
a term of respect for the head of a religious group, especially in Pakistan and various areas of the Middle and Near East.
2.
a religious instructor, especially in mystical sects.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Hindi, Urdu pīr old man < Persian
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Pir

/pir/
noun
1.
a title given to Sufi masters
Word Origin
Persian
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