What does the word fakir mean?

Usage examples for fakir

  1. It was given him by some Indian fakir, and it is said that while he carries it he is proof against attack." – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. We went up to the spot, made the Begaum give him a kick, to be sure that he was dead, and then got down to examine the unfortunate fakir. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty