millet

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pearl millet in the field
Ripe head of proso millet
millet grains

Etymology 1[edit]

From late Middle English, borrowed from Middle French millet; from Latin milium, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- (to grind, crush), see also Ancient Greek μελίνη (melínē, millet) and Lithuanian málnos (millet).

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millet (countable and uncountable, plural millets)

  1. Any of a group of various types of grass or its grains used as food, widely cultivated in the developing world.
    • 1991, Douglas Coupland, “Adventure without risk is Disneyland”, in Generation X, New York: St. Martin's Press, OCLC 22510632, page 155:
      [] Tobias said, ‘Don't bother. Elena's allergic to all known food groups. The only thing she eats here is seasoned millet and rainwater they bring down from Vermont in a zinc can.’
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Turkish millet, from Ottoman Turkish ملت(millet), from Arabic مِلَّة(milla).

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millet (plural millets)

  1. (historical) A semi-autonomous confessional community under the Ottoman Empire, especially a non-Muslim one.
    • 2007, Elizabeth Roberts, Realm of the Black Mountain, Hurst & Co. 2007, page 14:
      [] in support for a common Serbian Orthodox Church, the one traditional institution permitted to exist under the Ottoman millet system which sought to rule subject peoples indirectly through their own religious hierarchies.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, page 262:
      Christians and Jews as People of the Book [] were organized into separate communities, or millets, defined by their common practice of the same religion, which was guaranteed as protected as long as it was primarily practised in private.
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Etymology[edit]

From mil +‎ -et; a diminutive of mil, from Latin milium, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- (to grind, crush).

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millet m (usually uncountable, plural millets)

  1. millet (grain)

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish ملت(millet), from Arabic مِلَّة(milla).

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millet (definite accusative milleti, plural milletler or milel)

  1. nation
    Synonym: ulus
    • 1972, Cemil Meriç, "Yüz on bir yıl önce bir mayıs sabahı"[1]:
      Tagor için milletler yoktu, millet vardı. Acı çeken, dövüşen, düşüp kalkan, ve alın teriyle ıslanan çetin yolda durmadan ilerleyen millet: bütün insanların milleti.
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Inflection
Nominative millet
Definite accusative milleti
Singular Plural
Nominative millet milletler
Definite accusative milleti milletleri
Dative millete milletlere
Locative millette milletlerde
Ablative milletten milletlerden
Genitive milletin milletlerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular milletim milletlerim
2nd singular milletin milletlerin
3rd singular milleti milletleri
1st plural milletimiz milletlerimiz
2nd plural milletiniz milletleriniz
3rd plural milletleri milletleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular milletimi milletlerimi
2nd singular milletini milletlerini
3rd singular milletini milletlerini
1st plural milletimizi milletlerimizi
2nd plural milletinizi milletlerinizi
3rd plural milletlerini milletlerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular milletime milletlerime
2nd singular milletine milletlerine
3rd singular milletine milletlerine
1st plural milletimize milletlerimize
2nd plural milletinize milletlerinize
3rd plural milletlerine milletlerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular milletimde milletlerimde
2nd singular milletinde milletlerinde
3rd singular milletinde milletlerinde
1st plural milletimizde milletlerimizde
2nd plural milletinizde milletlerinizde
3rd plural milletlerinde milletlerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular milletimden milletlerimden
2nd singular milletinden milletlerinden
3rd singular milletinden milletlerinden
1st plural milletimizden milletlerimizden
2nd plural milletinizden milletlerinizden
3rd plural milletlerinden milletlerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular milletimin milletlerimin
2nd singular milletinin milletlerinin
3rd singular milletinin milletlerinin
1st plural milletimizin milletlerimizin
2nd plural milletinizin milletlerinizin
3rd plural milletlerinin milletlerinin

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