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e·mir(ĭ-mîr′, ā-mîr′) also a·mir (ə-mîr′, ā-mîr′)
A prince, chieftain, or governor, especially in the Middle East.
[French émir, from Arabic 'amīr, commander, prince, from 'amara, to command; see ʔmr in Semitic roots.]
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(in the Islamic world) nAlso spelt: amir
1. (Islam) an independent ruler or chieftain
2. (Islam) a military commander or governor
3. (Islam) a descendant of Mohammed
[C17: via French from Spanish emir, from Arabic `amīr commander]
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1. a prince, commander, or head of state in some Islamic countries.
2. a title of honor of the descendants of Muhammad.
3. (cap.) the former title of the ruler of Afghanistan.
4. a title of certain Turkish officials.
[1615–25; < Arabic amīr commander]
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|Noun||1.||emir - an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)|
Arabia, Arabian Peninsula - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
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emir[eˈmɪəʳ] N → emir m
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emir[ɛˈmɪər] n → émir m
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n → Emir m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
emir[ɛˈmɪəʳ] n → emiro
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