Other Word Forms of Giaour
Origin of Giaour
Alteration of obsolete gower, gour (with gi-) (representing palatalized g-) (in Turkish g´vur) from Turkish gâvur from Persian gabr infidel, Zoroastrian from Arabic kāfir infidel from kafr village from Aramaic kaprā kpr2 in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Turkish gavur, from Persian گور (gaur, “pagan, infidel”), a variant of گبر (gabr), probably from Arabic كافر (kāfir, “unbeliever”).
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