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[tam-er-leyn] /ˈtæm ərˌleɪn/
(Timur Lenk) 1336?–1405, Tartar conqueror in southern and western Asia: ruler of Samarkand 1369–1405.
Also, Tamburlaine.
Also called Timour, Timur. Unabridged
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  • Another severe persecution was in the 14th century by Tamerlane.

    Modern Persia Mooshie G. Daniel
  • Not that little Tamerlane, as his father called him, should die just to be out of her path.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • Resort of pilgrims to mosque of Hazret-Yassavi, built by Tamerlane.

  • But Tamerlane was nothing to him, the Prophet Daniel was nothing to him.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
  • It was, in 1400, destroyed and reduced to ashes by Tamerlane.

  • These were followed, in 1360, by the famous Timur-beg, or Tamerlane.

  • The last monarch who subjugated them was Timr Shah or Tamerlane.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
British Dictionary definitions for Tamerlane


Turkic name Timur (tiːˈmʊə). ?1336–1405, Mongol conqueror of the area from Mongolia to the Mediterranean; ruler of Samarkand (1369–1405). He defeated the Turks at Angora (1402) and died while invading China
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