Seljuk

Seljuk

[sel-jook]
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to any of several Turkish dynasties that ruled over large parts of Asia from the 11th to the 13th centuries.
noun
2.
a member of a Seljuk dynasty or of a tribe ruled by them.
Also, Seljukian [sel-joo-kee-uhn] .


Origin:
1825–35

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Seljuk or Seljukian (sɛlˈdʒuːk, sɛlˈdʒuːkɪən)
 
n
1.  a member of any of the pre-Ottoman Turkish dynasties ruling over large parts of Asia in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries ad
 
adj
2.  of or relating to these dynasties or to their subjects
 
[C19: from Turkish]
 
Seljukian or Seljukian
 
n
 
adj
 
[C19: from Turkish]

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Seljuk
Turkish dynasty of 11c.-13c., c.1600 (Selzuccian), from Turk. seljuq, name of reputed ancestor of the dynasty.
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