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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 ?
On, on we flew, and our offing gained, the Moss did homage to the blast; ducked and dived her brows as a slave before the Sultan.
Then he told them what the Sultan of Egypt was at; also what the King of the Remote Seas was about.
He smiled; and I thought his smile was such as a sultan might, in a blissful and fond moment, bestow on a slave his gold and gems had enriched: I crushed his hand, which was ever hunting mine, vigorously, and thrust it back to him red with the passionate pressure.
All being made ready with much labour, and the hour come, the sultan was aroused in the dead of the night, and the sharpened axe that was to sever the rope from the great iron ring was put into his hand, and he struck with it, and the rope parted and rushed away, and the ceiling fell.
As when the potent Rod Of AMRAMS Son in EGYPTS evill day Wav'd round the Coast, up call'd a pitchy cloud Of LOCUSTS, warping on the Eastern Wind, That ore the Realm of impious PHAROAH hung Like Night, and darken'd all the Land of NILE: So numberless were those bad Angels seen Hovering on wing under the Cope of Hell 'Twixt upper, nether, and surrounding Fires; Till, as a signal giv'n, th' uplifted Spear Of their great Sultan waving to direct Thir course, in even ballance down they light On the firm brimstone, and fill all the Plain; A multitude, like which the populous North Pour'd never from her frozen loyns, to pass RHENE or the DANAW, when her barbarous Sons Came like a Deluge on the South, and spread Beneath GIBRALTAR to the LYBIAN sands.
It was the well-known consequence of this discord that Richard's repeated victories had been rendered fruitless, his romantic attempts to besiege Jerusalem disappointed, and the fruit of all the glory which he had acquired had dwindled into an uncertain truce with the Sultan Saladin.
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.
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.
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.
The frozen little isle of Iceland has one-quarter as many; and even into Turkey, which was a forbidden land under the regime of the old Sultan, the Young Turks are importing boxes of telephones and coils of copper wire.
No, lest on the first demonstration I make in favor of Mehemet Ali, the Sultan send me the bowstring, and make my secretaries strangle me.
It was a noble gathering of the fairest and the swiftest, each bearing at the bow the carved emblem of her name, as in a gallery of plaster-casts, figures of women with mural crowns, women with flowing robes, with gold fillets on their hair or blue scarves round their waists, stretching out rounded arms as if to point the way; heads of men helmeted or bare; full lengths of warriors, of kings, of statesmen, of lords and princesses, all white from top to toe; with here and there a dusky turbaned figure, bedizened in many colours, of some Eastern sultan or hero, all inclined forward under the slant of mighty bowsprits as if eager to begin another run of 11,000 miles in their leaning attitudes.