noting or pertaining to any of several Turkish dynasties that ruled over large parts of Asia from the 11th to the 13th centuries.


a member of a Seljuk dynasty or of a tribe ruled by them.

Also Sel·juk·i·an [sel-joo-kee-uh n] /sɛlˈdʒu ki ən/.

Origin of Seljuk

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Seljukian (sɛlˈdʒuːkɪən)


a member of any of the pre-Ottoman Turkish dynasties ruling over large parts of Asia in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries ad


of or relating to these dynasties or to their subjects

Word Origin for Seljuk

C19: from Turkish
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Word Origin and History for seljuk


Turkish dynasty of 11c.-13c., c.1600 (Selzuccian), from Turkish seljuq, name of reputed ancestor of the dynasty.

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