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Seljuk

[sel-jook] /sɛlˈdʒuk/
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-uh n] /sɛlˈdʒu ki ən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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British Dictionary definitions for seljuks

Seljuk

/sɛlˈdʒuːk/
noun
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
adjective
2.
of or relating to these dynasties or to their subjects
Word Origin
C19: from Turkish
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Word Origin and History for seljuks

Seljuk

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

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