Origin of sultan
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Ricky Gervais, the sultan of scorn, uttered that cheeky bit while emceeing the Golden Globes ceremony a few years back.The Golden Globes Sobers Up (Sort Of): Years of Ridicule and Bribery Rumors Scares HFPA Straight|Marlow Stern|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a teenager, I was the mistress of his brother—who ‘gave’ me as a gift to the sultan.
And yet it is the privilege of the prince and the sultan to misbehave.
At the time, the sultan was the wealthiest man in the world.
Just two weeks later, the Sultan issued his decree that shariah, Islamic law, would be the new law of the land.
But the sultan only shook his head, and said sadly, 'What is that to me?The Violet Fairy Book|Various
The sultan now visits his wife, and tells her of the death of Nuzhat.Filipino Popular Tales|Dean S. Fansler
I had brought my "Malmaison" and "Sultan of Morocco" roses with me, and also my budding-knife and the sap for budding.Dr. Dumany's Wife|Mr Jkai
Wilson has written to the Sultan a letter full of advice, and he says the Turks will be more powerful than ever.The Greville Memoirs|Charles C. F. Greville
What is more, the Sultan looked upon the governor himself as nothing better than a sponge.
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Word Origin for sultan
Word Origin and History for sultan
1550s, from Middle French sultan "ruler of Turkey" (16c.), from Arabic sultan "ruler, king, queen, power, dominion," from Aramaic shultana "power," from shelet "have power." His wife, mother, daughter, concubine, or sister is a sultana.