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  • noun In India, one who makes or sells spirituous liquors; one who pays abkari.

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  • noun India A wine seller; one who is subject to the akari tax.


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From Persian آبکار (âbkâr), from آب (āb, "water") (from Middle Persian 𐭠𐭯 (āp, "water"), from Old Persian āpi-, akin to Avestan āfsh ("water"), Sanskrit अप् (ap, "water"), Lithuanian ùpė, Old Prussian ape ("river")) + کار (kâr, "does"), from Sanskrit कर (kara, "doing, giving, effecting").


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