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Othman

[oth-muh n; for 1 also Arabic oo th-mahn] /ˈɒθ mən; for 1 also Arabic ʊθˈmɑn/
noun, plural Othmans.
1.
2.
Ottoman (defs 3, 4).
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British Dictionary definitions for Othman

Othman

/ˈɒθmən; ɒθˈmɑːn/
adjective, noun
1.
a variant of Ottoman

Ottoman

/ˈɒtəmən/
adjective
1.
(history) of or relating to the Ottomans or the Ottoman Empire
2.
denoting or relating to the Turkish language
noun (pl) -mans
3.
a member of a Turkish people who invaded the Near East in the late 13th century
Word Origin
C17: from French, via Medieval Latin, from Arabic Othmāni Turkish, from Turkish Othman Osman I
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Encyclopedia Article for Othman

Osman I

ruler of a Turkmen principality in northwestern Anatolia who is regarded as the founder of the Ottoman Turkish state. Both the name of the dynasty and the empire that the dynasty established are derived from the Arabic form ('Uthman) of his name.

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