Origin of vizier
Examples from the Web for vizier
Alcolomb he made his wife, and her mother he married to his vizier.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
They then began to descend the stairs, and Azgid, observing a couple of figures on the landing, asked the Vizier who they were.
And, saying this, the Vizier turned very pale, for neither he nor his son could approach the Sultan with such a gift.
Arrived at the palace, the vizier quickly made Irar's wish known.
He was terrified into submission at the approach of Nadir, and sent his vizier to deprecate the wrath of that monarch.
British Dictionary definitions for vizier
Word Origin for vizier
Word Origin and History for vizier
1560s, from Turkish vezir "counsellor," from Arabic wazir "viceroy," literally "one who bears (the burden of office)," literally "porter, carrier," from wazara "he carried." But Klein says Arabic wazir is from Avestan viçira "arbitrator, judge." He also says it replaced Arabic katib, literally "writer," in the sense "secretary of state."