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amir

[uh-meer] /əˈmɪər/
noun
1.
emir.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Arabic amīr commander; see emir
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British Dictionary definitions for amir

amir

/əˈmɪə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of emir
2.
(formerly) the ruler of Afghanistan; ameer
Derived Forms
amirate, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic, variant of emir
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Word Origin and History for amir
n.

1610s; the same word as emir (q.v.), but generally used of contemporary Indian or Afghan rulers as opposed to historical ones.

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