Ottoman

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See also: ottoman and ottomán

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From Middle French Ottoman, from Medieval Latin Ottomanus, from Ottoman Turkish عثمان(osman), from the Arabic personal name عُثْمَان(ʿuṯmān). Osman is the Turkish spelling of the male Arabic given name Uthman, therefore the Ottoman Empire is sometimes referred to as the Osman Empire, Osmanic Empire, or Osmanian Empire, after Osman I.

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Ottoman (plural Ottomans)

  1. A Turk from the period of Ottoman Empire.
    • 2002, Yücel Yanikdağ, “Marginal men: Ottoman prisoners of war in the Great War”, in The Turkish Studies Association Journal, volume 26, number 2, JSTOR 43383656, pages 39-46:
      Nearly 250,000 Ottomans of various military ranks were taken captive by the Allied forces during World War I, which was referred to in Turkish variously as Büyük Harp, Cihan Harbi and Harb-i Umumi (or simply Seferberlik among the older generation of Turks) until World War II.

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Ottoman (not comparable)

  1. Of the Ottoman Empire.
  2. Turkish

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