[ sel-jook ]
/ sɛlˈdʒuk /
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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.
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Also Sel·juk·i·an [sel-joo-kee-uhn]. /sɛlˈdʒu ki ən/.
Origin of Seljuk
First recorded in 1825–35
Words nearby Seljuk
self-will, self-winding, self-worth, self-wrong, Selihoth, Seljuk, selkie, Selkirk, Selkirk Mountains, Selkirk Rex, Selkirkshire
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How to use Seljuk in a sentence
With the belief of the Koran, the son of Seljuk imbibed a lively reverence for the successor of the prophet.
He was admonished of his error by the chief of the race of Seljuk, who dwelt in the territory of Bochara.
It is still called Konia, and it was the capital of the Seljuk Turkish empire for several centuries.
Orkhan succeeded his father and continued the work of conquest, gathering in the outlying fragments of the broken Seljuk Empire.The Passing of the Turkish Empire in Europe|B. Granville Baker
There are interesting remains of Seljuk buildings, all showing strong traces of Persian influence in their decorative details.
British Dictionary definitions for Seljuk
/ (sɛlˈdʒuːk) /
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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