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Tamerlane

[tam-er-leyn]
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noun
  1. Timur Lenk, 1336?–1405, Tartar conqueror in southern and western Asia: ruler of Samarkand 1369–1405.
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Also called Timour, Timur.
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  • Another severe persecution was in the 14th century by Tamerlane.

    Modern Persia

    Mooshie G. Daniel

  • Not that little Tamerlane, as his father called him, should die just to be out of her path.

    Somehow Good

    William de Morgan

  • Resort of pilgrims to mosque of Hazret-Yassavi, built by Tamerlane.

  • But Tamerlane was nothing to him, the Prophet Daniel was nothing to him.

    My Life

    Josiah Flynt

  • It was, in 1400, destroyed and reduced to ashes by Tamerlane.


British Dictionary definitions for tamerlane

Tamerlane

Tamburlaine

noun
  1. Turkic name Timur (tiːˈmʊə). ?1336–1405, Mongol conqueror of the area from Mongolia to the Mediterranean; ruler of Samarkand (1369–1405). He defeated the Turks at Angora (1402) and died while invading China
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