or Ghebers [Fire-Worshippers]. Followers of the
ancient Persian religion, reformed by Zoroaster. Called in Persian
gabr, in the Talmud Cheber, and by Origen Kabir, a
corruption of the Arabic Kafir (a
non-Mahometan or infidel), a term bestowed upon them by their
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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