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Please define the word "Калика" and tell me what it means

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For learning: Russian
Base language: English
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    Калика — старинное название странников, поющих духовные стихи и былины. В современном русском языке слово не используется.

    May be it`s outdated name “wanderer”. Also it`s mattered pilgrims. This word meets in the Russian national epos
    You can use the links: http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CA%E0%EB%E8%EA%E0

    http://dic.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enc2p/252738

     

    Это слово уже не используется, я вот сам впервые узнал о нём.

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