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[sol-duh n, sohl-, sohd-n]
  1. the ruler of an Islamic country.
  2. Archaic. a sultan, especially the sultan of Egypt.
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Origin of Soldan

1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French < Arabic. See sultan
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Examples from the Web for soldan

Historical Examples

  • Prof. Soldan, who has devoted an appendix to the first volume of his Gesch.

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

    Henry Martyn Baird

  • But the Soldan, in his outrecuidance, demands single combat.

  • Crest: a soldan's head sable, the brow encircled by a torse or.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry

    Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

  • And when they were nigh, the Soldan cried and said, "What folk are ye?"

    Saint Ursula

    John Ruskin

  • Then the Soldan gave commandment that they should all be slain with the sword.

    Saint Ursula

    John Ruskin

British Dictionary definitions for soldan


  1. an archaic word for sultan
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Word Origin

C13: via Old French from Arabic: sultan
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