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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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Among the finds the coins of Seljuk sultans, Atabeys, including their masters are worth mentioning.
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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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