mamaluke

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Mameluke, Mamaluke or Mamluk (ˈmæməˌluːk, ˈmæmluːk)
 
n
1.  a member of a military class, originally of Turkish slaves, ruling in Egypt from about 1250 to 1517 and remaining powerful until crushed in 1811
2.  (in Muslim countries) a slave
 
[C16: via French, ultimately from Arabic mamlūk slave, from malaka to possess]
 
Mamaluke, Mamaluke or Mamluk
 
n
 
[C16: via French, ultimately from Arabic mamlūk slave, from malaka to possess]
 
Mamluk, Mamaluke or Mamluk
 
n
 
[C16: via French, ultimately from Arabic mamlūk slave, from malaka to possess]

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