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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.]
(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]
1. noting or pertaining to any of several Turkish dynasties that ruled over parts of SW Asia from the 11th to the 13th centuries.n.
2. a member of a Seljuk dynasty or of a tribe ruled by them.
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|Noun||1.||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|