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See also: Mogul and mögül



  • IPA(key): /ˈməʊɡ(ə)l/, /ˈmoʊɡəl/[1]
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Etymology 1[edit]

Figurative use of Moghul, which originally meant Mongol, or person of Mongolian descent. In this context, it refers to the Mughal Empire (mughal being Persian or Arabic for "Mongol") of the Indian Subcontinent that existed between 1526 and 1857: the early Mughal emperors claimed a heritage dating back to the Mongol ruler Genghis Khan. The modern meaning of the word is supposedly derived from the storied riches of the Mughal emperors, which, for example, produced the Taj Mahal.


mogul (plural moguls)

  1. A rich or powerful person; a magnate.
    Synonyms: magnate, tycoon, captain of industry
    a Silicon Valley tech mogul

Etymology 2[edit]

From dialectal German Mugel or from dialectal Norwegian mugje (heap, mound).


mogul (plural moguls)

  1. (skiing) A hump or bump on a skiing piste.
  2. A larger-sized (39 mm diameter) screw base used for large, high-power light bulbs, known as mogul (screw) base light bulbs.
  3. A machine that forms shaped candies from syrups or gels.
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Further reading[edit]




Borrowed from English mogul, from Persian مغول(muġul, Mongol).[1]


  • IPA(key): [ˈmoɡul]
  • Hyphenation: mo‧gul
  • Rhymes: -ul


mogul (plural mogulok)

  1. (historical) Mughal, Moghul (a member of the Mughal dynasty)
  2. mogul (a rich and powerful person)


Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative mogul mogulok
accusative mogult mogulokat
dative mogulnak moguloknak
instrumental mogullal mogulokkal
causal-final mogulért mogulokért
translative mogullá mogulokká
terminative mogulig mogulokig
essive-formal mogulként mogulokként
inessive mogulban mogulokban
superessive mogulon mogulokon
adessive mogulnál moguloknál
illative mogulba mogulokba
sublative mogulra mogulokra
allative mogulhoz mogulokhoz
elative mogulból mogulokból
delative mogulról mogulokról
ablative mogultól moguloktól
possessive - singular
mogulé moguloké
possessive - plural
moguléi mogulokéi
Possessive forms of mogul
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. mogulom moguljaim
2nd person sing. mogulod moguljaid
3rd person sing. mogulja moguljai
1st person plural mogulunk moguljaink
2nd person plural mogulotok moguljaitok
3rd person plural moguljuk moguljaik

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  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN