Examples from the Web for osmanli
He would say, "I am an Osmanli, that is, a subject of the empire founded by Osman."Our Little Turkish Cousin
Mary Hazelton Wade
The only name recognized by the Osmanli themselves is that of Turk.
It is one of the most beautiful things I know, and quite the most beautiful Osmanli building.In the Wilderness
The boiler of the Osmanli collapsed and needed extended repair.Captain Macedoine's Daughter
The policy of previous Osmanli rulers has already been roughly defined.Crescent and Iron Cross
E. F. Benson
- of or relating to the Ottoman Empire
- plural -lis (formerly) a subject of the Ottoman Empire
- the Turkish language, esp as written in Arabic letters under the Ottoman Empire
Word Origin and History for osmanli
"an Ottoman Turk," 1813, from Turkish Osmanli "of or pertaining to Osman," founder of the Ottoman dynasty (he reigned 1259-1326); his name is the Turkish pronunciation of Arabic Uthman. This is the native word where English generally uses Ottoman.