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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.]
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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
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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.
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sultan

- Comes from the Arabic word for "ruler," from Aramaic shultana, "power."
See also related terms for ruler.
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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"
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Translations
سلطانسُلْطان
sultán
sultan
سلطان
sulttaani
sultan
szultán
soldán
sultonassultonė
sultāns
sultán
سلطان

sultan

[ˈsʌltən] Nsultán m
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sultan

[ˈsʌltən] nsultan m
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sultan

nSultan m
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sultan

[ˈsʌltn] nsultano
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sultan

(ˈsaltən) noun
a ruler in certain Muslim countries.
sultana (-ˈtaːnə) noun
the mother, wife, sister or daughter of a sultan.
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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.
A shepherd had a faithful dog, called Sultan, who was grown very old, and had lost all his teeth.
Kazeh.--The Noisy Market-place.--The Appearance of the Balloon.--The Wangaga.--The Sons of the Moon.--The Doctor's Walk.--The Population of the Place.--The Royal Tembe.--The Sultan's Wives.--A Royal Drunken-Bout.-- Joe an Object of Worship.--How they Dance in the Moon.--A Reaction.-- Two Moons in one Sky.--The Instability of Divine Honors.
Maybe it is set up by the Sultan's orders for the impaling of a horde of Turkish robbers, one by one.
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.
As for Erik, he went to Asia Minor and thence to Constantinople, where he entered the Sultan's employment.
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.
These were the quaintly turned phrases describing the effect on the once poor Aladdin of his wonderful riches, and those descanting upon the beauty and charm of the Sultan's daughter, the Princess Badroulboudour:--
I cannot!" I thought of Heine's son of Asra, who loved the Sultan's daughter.
For men whose robes are dashed with blood, What joy to dream of gorgeous stairs, Stained with the torturing interlude That soothed a Sultan's midday prayers, In old days harsh and rude?