[ oz-man-lee, os- ]
/ ɒzˈmæn li, ɒs- /

noun, plural Os·man·lis.

the language of the Ottoman Turks.


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/ (ɒzˈmænlɪ) /


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 for Osmanli

C19: from Turkish, from Osman I

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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.

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