Seljuk
or Seljukian adjective Etymology: Turkish Selçuk, eponymous ancestor of the dynasties Date: 1603 1. of or relating to any of several Turkish dynasties ruling over a great part of western Asia in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of a Turkish people ruled over by a Seljuk dynasty • Seljuk or Seljukian noun

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  • Seljuk — Turkish dynasty of 11c. 13c., c.1600 (Selzuccian), from Turk. seljuq, name of reputed ancestor of the dynasty …   Etymology dictionary

  • Seljuk — /sel joohk /, adj. 1. noting or pertaining to any of several Turkish dynasties that ruled over large parts of Asia from the 11th to the 13th centuries. n. 2. a member of a Seljuk dynasty or of a tribe ruled by them. Also, Seljukian /sel jooh kee… …   Universalium

  • Seljuk — Sel•juk [[t]sɛlˈdʒuk[/t]] also Sel•juk′i•an adj. 1) why noting or pertaining to any of several Turkish dynasties that ruled over parts of SW Asia from the 11th to the 13th centuries 2) why a member of a Seljuk dynasty or of a tribe ruled by them… …   From formal English to slang

  • Seljuk — /ˈsɛljuk/ (say selyoohk) adjective 1. denoting or relating to certain Turkish dynasties which ruled over large parts of Asia from the 11th to the 13th century. –noun 2. a member of a Seljuk dynasty or of a people ruled by them. Also, Seljukian …   Australian English dictionary

  • Seljuk — 1. adjective /ˈsɛldʒuːk,sɛlˈdʒuːk/ Designating certain Turkish dynasties which ruled large parts of Asia from the 11th to the 13th centuries, or the Turkish people associated with these dynasties (often as contrasted with ). 2. noun… …   Wiktionary

  • Seljuk — adj. of or pertaining or relating to the Seljuks …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Seljuk — [ sɛldʒu:k] noun a member of any of the Turkish dynasties which ruled Asia Minor in the 11th to 13th centuries. Derivatives Seljukian dʒu:kɪən adjective &noun Origin from Turk. seljūq, the name of the reputed ancestor of the dynasty …   English new terms dictionary

  • seljuk — sel·juk …   English syllables

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