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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.
References in classic literature ?
Now the Sultan Schahriar had a wife whom he loved more than all the world, and his greatest happiness was to surround her with splendour, and to give her the finest dresses and the most beautiful jewels.
My father," answered Scheherazade, "it is you who have to provide the Sultan daily with a fresh wife, and I implore you, by all the affection you bear me, to allow the honour to fall upon me.
And one day when the shepherd and his wife were standing together before the house the shepherd said, 'I will shoot old Sultan tomorrow morning, for he is of no use now.
The wolf ran with the child a little way; the shepherd and his wife screamed out; but Sultan soon overtook him, and carried the poor little thing back to his master and mistress.
The sorcerer, in his turn, replied that the sultan, the "mwani," who had been sick for many years, implored the aid of heaven, and he invited the son of the moon to visit him.
It is so, for cymbals clash, and the Sultan goes by to his palace in long procession.
The Diamond fell into the possession of Tippoo, Sultan of Seringapatam, who caused it to be placed as an ornament in the handle of a dagger, and who commanded it to be kept among the choicest treasures of his armoury.
He also invented those automata, dressed like the Sultan and resembling the Sultan in all respects,[13] which made people believe that the Commander of the Faithful was awake at one place, when, in reality, he was asleep elsewhere.
At length in 1453 the Sultan Mohammed II attacked Constantinople.
I lived here about a year, and completed my studies in divinity; in which time some letters were received from the fathers in Aethiopia, with an account that Sultan Segued, Emperor of Abyssinia, was converted to the Church of Rome, that many of his subjects had followed his example, and that there was a great want of missionaries to improve these prosperous beginnings.
We inquired what it was all about and learned that the Emperor of the French and the Sultan of Turkey were about to review twenty-five thousand troops at the Arc de l'Etoile.
HARDLY had that ancient order, the Sultans of Exceeding Splendour, been completely founded by the Grand Flashing Inaccessible, when a question arose as to what should be the title of address among the members.