Phanariot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Greek Φαναριώτης ‎(Fanariótis), equivalent to Phanar +‎ -iot.

Noun[edit]

Phanariot ‎(plural Phanariots or Phanariotes)

  1. An inhabitant of Phanar, an area in Byzantine and Ottoman Constantinople.
  2. A class of moneyed ethnically Greek merchants, who claimed Byzantine descent, and who exercised influence in the administration in the Ottoman Empire.

Adjective[edit]

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Phanariot ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to these people.

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