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Ultimately from Urdu مغل(muġal), variant of مغل(muġul), from Persian مغول(muġul), from Mongolian ᠮᠣᠩᠭᠣᠯ(mongɣol). In early use via various European languages.


Moghul (plural Moghuls)

  1. A head of the Mongolian dynasty founded by Zahīr-ud-Dīn Muhammed Bābur (1483-1530) which controlled large parts of southern Asia from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
  2. (now historical) A Mongol or Mongolian, especially a member or follower of the Moghul dynasty.
  3. An important or successful person; a magnate. (Now usually as mogul.)

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