EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the sovereign of an Islamic country. ( often initial capital letter) any of the former sovereigns of Turkey. any absolute ruler or despot. Origin of sultan 1545–55; < Middle French < Turkish < Arabic sulṭān sovereign Related forms sul·tan·ic , [suhl- tan-ik] /sʌlˈtæn ɪk/ adjective sul·tan·like, adjective sul·tan·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for sultanic Historical Examples of sultanic
I am seeking for
sultanic right, not my right; I am seeking for—foreign right.
sultanic court declare another right than that which the sultan has ordained to be right? British Dictionary definitions for sultanic noun the sovereign of a Muslim country, esp of the former Ottoman Empire an arbitrary ruler; despot a small domestic fowl with a white crest and heavily feathered legs and feet: originated in Turkey Derived Forms sultanic ( sʌlˈtænɪk), adjective sultan-like, adjective sultanship, noun Word Origin for sultan
C16: from Medieval Latin
sultānus, from Arabic sultān rule, from Aramaic salita to rule
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Word Origin and History for sultanic n.
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.
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