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Murat1

[my-ra] /müˈra/
noun
1.
Joachim
[zhaw-a-keem] /ʒɔ aˈkim/ (Show IPA),
1767?–1815, French marshal: king of Naples 1808–15.

Murat2

[moo-raht] /mʊˈrɑt/
noun
1.
a river in E Turkey, flowing W to the Euphrates. 425 miles (685 km) long.
Also called Murad Su
[moo-rahd soo] /mʊˈrɑd ˈsu/ (Show IPA)
.
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Examples from the Web for Murat
Historical Examples
  • Have the scorners never read of Wolfe, of Murat, or of Nelson?

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
  • But here is Marshal Murat come to inquire after you, from the Emperor.

  • What follows is chiefly taken from the Annales Estenses, in Murat.

  • One looked in vain for the fire-eating beau sabreur of a Murat.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • Murat had obeyed both his verbal and his implied instructions.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • "Evidently your mother does not think so," Murat replied, with pique.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • Bonaparte's adjutant had not yet reached Murat's detachment and the battle had not yet begun.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • In the middle of the day Murat sent his adjutant to Napoleon to demand reinforcements.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Toward four o'clock in the afternoon Murat's troops were entering Moscow.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Around Murat gathered a group of those who had remained in Moscow.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for Murat

Murat

/French myra/
noun
1.
Joachim (ʒɔaʃɛ̃). 1767-1815, French marshal, during the Napoleonic Wars; king of Naples (1808–15)
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