n. 1 (given name male from=Arabic), variant of Ahmad. 2 (surname from=Arabic dot=) of Arabic origin.
Usage examples of "ahmed".
Wallace turned and spoke to the boy in an Indian language, and Ahmed stared up at the Colonel and nodded solemnly as though he understood what had been said.
The Colonel seemed to disapprove of Ahmed, or maybe he just disapproved of everything to do with Sharpe, though he was doing his best to be friendly.
Sharpe ignored him and, followed by Ahmed and the cavalryman, went back into the sunlight.
Lockhart drew the pistol and Sharpe turned to Ahmed and mimed the actions of loading the musket.
The lifting tent flap was exposing Sharpe, but he was too far away to rush the man, then Ahmed fired his own musket and the man shuddered, turned to look at the boy, then winced as the pain in his shoulder struck home.
CHAPTER 4 Sharpe was not sure how far away Deogaum was, but guessed it was close to twenty miles and that was at least a seven-hour journey on foot, and so it was long before dawn when he stirred Ahmed from his sleep beside the smouldering remains of a bullock-dung fire, then set off under the stars.
Unburied bodies still littered the battlefield, and scavenging wild dogs growled from the dark stench as Sharpe and Ahmed walked past.
A patch of dust drifted from a field where the shot had plummeted, then he and Ahmed followed the dragoons into the gully and the leaves hid them from the invisible watchers high above.
The Company cavalry was still a quarter-mile behind when Ahmed suddenly kicked back his heels and shot out of the hiding place to follow the Mahratta cavalry.
He knew he had no chance of catching Ahmed who had unslung his musket and now rode up behind the rearmost enemy horseman.
That man looked round, saw Ahmed was not in British uniform, and so ignored him.
The sepoy cavalry was closer now, and they might think Ahmed was the enemy, so Sharpe shouted at the boy to come back.
Sharpe picked up his pack and walked out to the small garden where Ahmed was sharpening his new tulwar.
He turned southwards again because Ahmed had called a warning in Arabic.
He tried to persuade Ahmed to stay behind and keep an eye on the baggage, but the boy refused to be parted from Sharpe and insisted on trotting along behind the horse.