or Guebres. The original natives of Iran (Persia), who
adhered to the religion of Zoroaster, and (after the conquest of their
country by the Arabs) became waifs and outlaws. The term is now applied
to fire-worshippers generally. Hanway says that the ancient Ghebers
wore a cushee or belt, which they never laid aside.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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