Origin of amir
or e·meer, a·mir, a·meer
- a chieftain, prince, commander, or head of state in some Islamic countries.
- a title of honor of the descendants of Muhammad.
- (initial capital letter) the former title of the ruler of Afghanistan.
- a title of certain Turkish officials.
Origin of emir
Examples from the Web for amir
Amir moves from a swaggering hotshot who seems to know it all to a broken man now questioning everything.
A pivotal moment comes when Amir admits he felt more than a flicker of pride when fanatics attacked the Twin Towers.
The second siege, chronicled vividly by the poet Amir Khusro, was ferocious.India’s Newest State Telangana Is Bosnia Redux
March 22, 2014
The amir of ISIS is a shadowy figure who uses the name Abu Bakr al Qurashi al Husayni al Baghdadi.Al Qaeda’s Most Dangerous Stronghold
November 11, 2013
Israeli police officers who arrived on the scene arrested three Palestinians, including Amir and Ahmad Abu Sbeitan.Six Day War Breaks Out On Twitter
June 6, 2013
To the camp of the Amir, a courteous old man with five sons.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
These chambers are used by the amir as store-houses for grain.
This name is apparently a distortion of the Arabic Amir Abdullah.The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio
But as he turned away, a startled cry from Amir Ali drew their attention.
By the time Amir rejoined them the wagons, were "hull down" on the horizon.
- a variant spelling of emir
- (formerly) the ruler of Afghanistan; ameer
- an independent ruler or chieftain
- a military commander or governor
- a descendant of Mohammed
Word Origin and History for amir
1610s; the same word as emir (q.v.), but generally used of contemporary Indian or Afghan rulers as opposed to historical ones.
1590s, from Arabic amir "commander" (see admiral).