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sultan

[suhl-tn]
noun
1.
the sovereign of an Islamic country.
2.
(often initial capital letter) any of the former sovereigns of Turkey.
3.
any absolute ruler or despot.

Origin:
1545–55; < Middle French < Turkish < Arabic sulṭān sovereign

sultanic [suhl-tan-ik] , adjective
sultanlike, adjective
sultanship, noun
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sultan (ˈsʌltən)
 
n
1.  the sovereign of a Muslim country, esp of the former Ottoman Empire
2.  an arbitrary ruler; despot
3.  a small domestic fowl with a white crest and heavily feathered legs and feet: originated in Turkey
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin sultānus, from Arabic sultān rule, from Aramaic salita to rule]
 
sultanic
 
adj
 
'sultan-like
 
adj
 
'sultanship
 
n

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sultan
1555, from M.Fr. sultan "ruler of Turkey" (16c.), from Arabic sultan "ruler, king, queen, power, dominion," from Aramaic shultana "power," from shelet "have power." His wife, mother, daughter, concubine, or sister is a sultana (1585), from It. fem. of sultano, from Arabic sultan.
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