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In South Asia: a present or tribute given by a social inferior to a superior. In later use also as a mass noun.
Mid 18th century. From Urdu naẕr gift from Persian naẕr undertaking, offering promised or made in consequence of a vow from Arabic naḏr vow, votive offering from naḏara to vow, dedicate, consecrate.
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