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sul·tan

 (sŭl′tən)
n.
1. A ruler of a Muslim country, especially of the former Ottoman Empire.
2. A powerful person: a sultan of vice and corruption.

[French, from Old French, ruler of Turkey, from Turkish, from Arabic sulṭān, from Aramaic šulṭānā, ruler, from šəlaṭ, to rule; see šlṭ in Semitic roots.]

sultan

(ˈsʌltən)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the sovereign of a Muslim country, esp of the former Ottoman Empire
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an arbitrary ruler; despot
3. (Breeds) a small domestic fowl with a white crest and heavily feathered legs and feet: originated in Turkey
[C16: from Medieval Latin sultānus, from Arabic sultān rule, from Aramaic salita to rule]
sultanic adj
ˈsultan-ˌlike adj
ˈsultanship n

sul•tan

(ˈsʌl tn)

n.
1. the sovereign of an Islamic country.
2. (often cap.) any of the former sovereigns of Turkey.
3. an absolute ruler or despot.
[1545–55; < Middle French < Turkish < Arabic sulṭān sovereign]
sul•tan•ic (sʌlˈtæn ɪk) adj.
sul′tan•like`, adj.
sul′tan•ship`, n.

sultan

- Comes from the Arabic word for "ruler," from Aramaic shultana, "power."
See also related terms for ruler.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sultan - the ruler of a Muslim country (especially of the former Ottoman Empire)sultan - the ruler of a Muslim country (especially of the former Ottoman Empire)
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
Translations
سلطانسُلْطان
sultán
sultan
سلطان
sulttaani
sultan
szultán
soldán
sultonassultonė
sultāns
sultán
سلطان

sultan

[ˈsʌltən] Nsultán m

sultan

[ˈsʌltən] nsultan m

sultan

nSultan m

sultan

[ˈsʌltn] nsultano

sultan

(ˈsaltən) noun
a ruler in certain Muslim countries.
sultana (-ˈtaːnə) noun
the mother, wife, sister or daughter of a sultan.
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