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Ottoman

[ ot-uh-muhn ]
/ ˈɒt ə mən /
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adjective

of or relating to the Ottoman Empire.
of or relating to the lands, peoples, and possessions of the Ottoman Empire.

noun, plural Ot·to·mans.Also Othman (for defs. 3, 4).

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Origin of Ottoman

1575–85; <French <Italian ottomano, after the founder of the empire (Arabic ʿuthmān); defs. 5-8 <French ottomane (feminine)

OTHER WORDS FROM Ottoman

Ot·to·man·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Ottoman (1 of 2)

ottoman
/ (ˈɒtəmən) /

noun plural -mans

  1. a low padded seat, usually armless, sometimes in the form of a chest
  2. a cushioned footstool
a corded fabric

Word Origin for ottoman

C17: from French ottomane, feminine of Ottoman

British Dictionary definitions for Ottoman (2 of 2)

Ottoman

Othman

/ (ˈɒtəmən) /

adjective

history of or relating to the Ottomans or the Ottoman Empire
denoting or relating to the Turkish language

noun plural -mans

a member of a Turkish people who invaded the Near East in the late 13th century

Word Origin for Ottoman

C17: from French, via Medieval Latin, from Arabic Othmāni Turkish, from Turkish Othman Osman I
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