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 (sĕl′jo͞ok′, sĕl-jo͞ok′)
A Turkish dynasty ruling in central and western Asia from the 11th to the 13th century.

[From Ottoman Turkish Seljūq, name of the reputed ancestor of the dynasty.]


(sɛlˈdʒuːk) or


(Historical Terms) a member of any of the pre-Ottoman Turkish dynasties ruling over large parts of Asia in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries ad
(Historical Terms) of or relating to these dynasties or to their subjects
[C19: from Turkish]



also Sel•juk′i•an,

1. noting or pertaining to any of several Turkish dynasties that ruled over parts of SW Asia from the 11th to the 13th centuries.
2. a member of a Seljuk dynasty or of a tribe ruled by them.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Seljuk - any one of the Turkish dynasties that ruled Asia Minor from the 11th to the 13th centuries; they successfully invaded Byzantium and defended the Holy Land against Crusaders
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
Adj.1.Seljuk - of or relating to the Seljuks
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Because the stage area was later used as a roadside inn in Seljuk times, it was continuously repaired and maintained.
In this context, Urdu Departments in Ankara University, Istanbul University, and Seljuk University (Konya) shall be further strengthened by providing more books and reading materials, facilitating student exchanges, and bringing scholars from Pakistan.
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Whether in the Ottoman or Seljuk era, Christians were a significant group within the state and had substantial freedom in comparison to Muslim minorities in Christendom.
An immense project -- built at a reported cost of $350 million -- has an area of 200,000 square metres (21,50,000 square feet), 1,000 rooms and architecture that is supposed to marry modernism and the traditions of the mediaeval Seljuk dynasty.
Erdogan urged the youth of Turkey to look not only to 2023, but to 2071 as well when Turkey "will reach the level of our Ottoman and Seljuk ancestors by the year 2071" as he said in December last year.
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The hotel gets its name from the priceless antiques from the Ottoman, Seljuk, Roman and Hittite eras scattered all over the place.