Seljuk

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From Ottoman Turkish سلجوق(selcuk), from Arabic سَلْجُوق(saljūq), a corruption of Oghuz Turkic *Sälčük.[1] Compare modern Turkish Selçuk.

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Seljuk

  1. The founder of a Persianate Muslim dynasty, of Oghuz Turkic origin, which established both the Great Seljuq Empire and Sultanate of Rum, between the 11th and 14th centuries, in large parts of Southwest Asia and Asia Minor, respectively.
    the House of Seljuk

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Seljuk (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to this dynasty, or to the empire/sultanate that it ruled.
    Seljuk architecture
    Synonyms: Seljukian, Seljukid

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Seljuk (plural Seljuks)

  1. A member of this dynasty.
    the Great Seljuks
    Synonyms: Seljukian, Seljukid

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  1. ^ Histoire des campagnes de Gengis Khan[1] (in French), 1951, page 399