seraskier

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish سرعسكر (serasker), from Persian سرعسکر (sar-askar), a compound word from Persian سر (sar, head) and Arabic عسكر (ʿaskar, army), itself from Persian لشکر (laškar, army). [1]

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Noun[edit]

seraskier (plural seraskiers)

  1. A commander in the Ottoman Empire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "seraskier." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2008.