miralay

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish میرآلای, equivalent to mir +‎ alay, literally regiment commander.

Noun[edit]

miralay (definite accusative miralayı, plural miralaylar)

  1. (military) colonel
    Synonym: albay

References[edit]

  • Kélékian, Diran (1911) “آلای”, in Dictionnaire turc-français[1], Constantinople: Mihran, page 32
  • Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–) “miralay”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  • Avery, Robert et al., editors (2013), The Redhouse Dictionary Turkish/Ottoman English, 21st edition, Istanbul: Sev Yayıncılık, →ISBN