⇒CALENDER, subst. masc.
[Chez les Musulmans] Moine mendiant. L'histoire des trois calenders borgnes (A. FRANCE, Le Lys rouge, 1894, p. 321).
P. anal. Moi, je me compte pour rien, je suis un passe-partout, un calender, comme disait Gobineau (CENDRARS, Bourlinguer, 1948, p. 351).
Prononc. et Orth. Dernière transcr. ds LITTRÉ : ka-lan-dèr. Ds Ac. 1762-1878. Étymol. et Hist. 1670 Kalenderi (BRIOT, Hist. de l'état présent de l'empire ottoman [...] trad. de l'anglois de M. Ricaut, Paris, p. 264), forme isolée; 1684 Calender (J. DE THÉVENOT, Troisième partie des voyages de M. de Thévenot, Paris, p. 116). Empr. au persan qalandar « id. » d'orig. inconnue, v. LOK., n° 1024. Fréq. abs. littér. :11.

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