E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Guebres 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 Arabian conquerors.