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Seljuk

[sel-jook]
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adjective
  1. noting or pertaining to any of several Turkish dynasties that ruled over large parts of Asia from the 11th to the 13th centuries.
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noun
  1. 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-uh n] /sɛlˈdʒu ki ən/.

Origin of Seljuk

First recorded in 1825–35
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Seljuk

Seljukian (sɛlˈdʒuːkɪən)

noun
  1. a member of any of the pre-Ottoman Turkish dynasties ruling over large parts of Asia in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries ad
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adjective
  1. of or relating to these dynasties or to their subjects
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Word Origin

C19: from Turkish
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Word Origin and History for seljuk

Seljuk

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

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