Phanariot
Phanariot Pha*nar"i*ot, n. Also Phanariote Pha*nar"i*ote [NGr. ?, fr. Phanar. See {Phanar}.] One of the Greeks of Constantinople who after the Turkish conquest became powerful in clerical and other offices under Turkish patronage. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • phanariot — pha·nar·i·ot …   English syllables

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