Gueber

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gueber Same as Gheber.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gueber The name given by the Mohammedans to one belonging to the Persian sect of fire-worshipers, the remnant of the ancient Zoroastrians. They are now found chiefly in western India, and are called Parsees. Only a few thousands linger in Persia itself, chiefly in the provinces of Kirman and Yazd. Also spelled Guebre, Ghebre.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gueber a follower of the ancient Persian religion as reformed by Zoroaster.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pers. gabr; see Giaour; cf. Ar. kafir, unbeliever.

Usage

In literature:

Like the Guebers, we turned our faces to the East, and saw only the sunny side of the world.
"Famous Modern Ghost Stories" by Various
The Guebers have conserved the same belief to our days.
"The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ" by Nicolas Notovitch
Even to this day, the Guebers have retained the sacred dogma of the unity of God.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Like the Guebers, we turned our faces to the East, and saw only the sunny side of the world.
"Great Ghost Stories" by Various
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