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mogul

[moh-guh l] /ˈmoʊ gəl/
noun
1.
a bump or mound of hard snow on a ski slope.
Origin
dialectal German
Austrian dialect
1960-1965
1960-65; < dialectal German; compare Austrian dialect Mugel small hill
Related forms
moguled, adjective

Mogul

[moh-guh l, -guhl, moh-guhl] /ˈmoʊ gəl, -gʌl, moʊˈgʌl/
noun
1.
any of the Mongol conquerors of India who established an empire that lasted from 1526 to 1857, but held only nominal power after 1803.
Compare Great Mogul.
2.
any of their descendants.
3.
(lowercase) an important, powerful, or influential person:
a mogul of the movie industry.
4.
a Mongol or Mongolian.
5.
Railroads. a steam locomotive having a two-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and no rear truck.
adjective
6.
of or pertaining to the Moguls or their empire.
Also, Moghul, Mughal (for defs 1, 2, 6).
Origin
1580-90; < Persian mughul Mongol
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British Dictionary definitions for moguls

mogul1

/ˈməʊɡʌl; məʊˈɡʌl/
noun
1.
an important or powerful person
2.
a type of steam locomotive with a wheel arrangement of two leading wheels, six driving wheels, and no trailing wheels
Word Origin
C18: from Mogul

mogul2

/ˈməʊɡəl/
noun
1.
a mound of hard snow on a ski slope
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from South German dialect Mugl

Mogul

/ˈməʊɡʌl; məʊˈɡʌl/
noun
1.
a member of the Muslim dynasty of Indian emperors established by Baber in 1526 See Great Mogul
2.
a Muslim Indian, Mongol, or Mongolian
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Moguls or their empire
Word Origin
C16: from Persian mughul Mongol
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Word Origin and History for moguls

mogul

n.

"powerful person," 1670s, from Great Mogul, Mongol emperor of India after the conquest of 1520s, from Persian and Arabic mughal, mughul, alteration of Mongol (q.v.), the Asiatic people.

"elevation on a ski slope," 1961, probably [Barnhart] from Scandinavian (cf. dialectal Norwegian mugje, fem. muga, "a heap, a mound"), or [OED] from southern German dialect mugel in the same sense.

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moguls in Culture
Moguls (or Mughals) [(moh-guhlz; mooh-guhlz)]

A Muslim dynasty, originally Turkish but strongly influenced by Persia, that ruled India in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The Taj Mahal is an example of Mogul influence in India.

Note: The name “mogul” is sometimes applied to a great personage or magnate. For example, the founders of the major Hollywood studios often have been called “moguls.”
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