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Tamerlane

[tam-er-leyn]
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noun
  1. Timur Lenk, 1336?–1405, Tartar conqueror in southern and western Asia: ruler of Samarkand 1369–1405.
Also called Timour, Timur.

Timour

or Ti·mur

[ti-moo r]
noun
  1. Tamerlane.
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Examples from the Web for timur

Historical Examples

  • Mahmd lived in the reign of Timur and professed to be Al-Mahd.

    The Faith of Islam

    Edward Sell

  • At the age of twenty-five Timur was hailed as the deliverer of his country.

  • Their sympathies were with their fellow-Tartars under Timur.

  • Timur is also said to have made a footstool of his conquered foe.

  • She saw a flame, with the face of Timur the Lame in it, descend into my body.

    Caravans By Night

    Harry Hervey


British Dictionary definitions for timur

Timur

Timour

noun
  1. See Tamerlane

Tamerlane

Tamburlaine

noun
  1. 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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