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 Zimri,Zin’dikites (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Zin’cali.
 
Gipsies; so called in Spain from Sinte or Sind (India) and calo (black), the supposition being that they came from Hindustan, which no doubt is true. The Persian Zangi means an Ethiopian or Egyptian.   1
 


 Zimri,Zin’dikites (3 syl.). 

 
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