Osmanli

Osmanli

[oz-man-lee, os-]
noun, plural Osmanlis.
1.
an Ottoman.
2.
the language of the Ottoman Turks.
adjective
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Osmanli (ɒzˈmænlɪ)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the Ottoman Empire
 
n , -lis
2.  (formerly) a subject of the Ottoman Empire
3.  the Turkish language, esp as written in Arabic letters under the Ottoman Empire
 
[C19: from Turkish, from Osman I]

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Osmanli
"an Ottoman Turk," 1813, from Turk. Osmanli "of or pertaining to Osman," from Osman, founder of the Ottoman dynasty (he reigned 1259-1326); his name is the Turk. pronunciation of Ar. Uthman. This is the native word where Eng. generally uses Ottoman.
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