sultan

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See also: Sultan, sultán, and sułtan

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French sultan, from Turkish sultan, from Arabic سُلْطَان(sulṭān), from Aramaic שולטנא(šulṭānā, strength, authority) (compare Hebrew שִׁלְטוֹן(shiltón)).[1] Compare soldan.

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Noun[edit]

sultan ‎(plural usually sultans, rarely salateen)

  1. Originally, a secular office, formally subordinate to -, but de facto the power behind the throne of the (theoretically universal) caliph.
  2. A hereditary ruler in various Muslim states (sultanate), varying from petty principalities (as in Indonesia and in Yemen), often vassal of a greater ruler, to independent realms, such as Oman, Brunei, or an empire such as the Turkish Ottoman Empire.
  3. (card games) A variant of solitaire, played with two decks of cards.
  4. A breed of chicken originating in Turkey, kept primarily in gardens for ornamental reasons. See: sultan (chicken)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "sultan" in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition (2008).

Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سُلْطَان(sulṭān)

Noun[edit]

sultan c (singular definite sultanen, plural indefinite sultaner)

  1. sultan (ruler)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French sultan, from Turkish sultan, from Arabic سُلْطَان(sulṭān), from Aramaic שולטנא(šulṭānā, strength, authority) (compare Hebrew שִׁלְטוֹן(shiltón)).[1] Compare soldan.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: sul‧tan

Noun[edit]

sultan m ‎(plural sultans)

  1. sultan, a Muslim ruler title
  2. a certain pastry

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

sultan m ‎(plural sultans)

  1. A sultan: a Muslim ruler with a certain title.
  2. A silk-ornamented basket.
  3. A perfume sachet to put in a linen coffer.

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References[edit]

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

sultan

  1. definite nominative singular of sulta

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سُلْطَان(sulṭān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sultan m ‎(plural slaten)

  1. (dated) king

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سُلْطَان(sulṭān)

Noun[edit]

sultan m ‎(definite singular sultanen, indefinite plural sultaner, definite plural sultanene)

  1. sultan (ruler)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سُلْطَان(sulṭān)

Noun[edit]

sultan m ‎(definite singular sultanen, indefinite plural sultanar, definite plural sultanane)

  1. sultan (ruler)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish [Term?] (compare Turkish sultan), from Arabic سلطان(sulṭān).

Noun[edit]

sùltān m ‎(Cyrillic spelling су̀лта̄н)

  1. sultan

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Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سُلْطَان(sulṭān)

Noun[edit]

sultan c

  1. sultan (ruler)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of sultan 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative sultan sultanen sultaner sultanerna
Genitive sultans sultanens sultaners sultanernas

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سلطان, from Aramaic שולטנא(šulṭānā, strength, authority) (compare Hebrew שִׁלְטוֹן(shiltón)).

Noun[edit]

sultan ‎(definite accusative sultanı, plural sultanlar)

  1. A monarchic title for Sunni Muslim monarchs.
  2. A noble title for monarch's mother, wifes and children.
  3. A honorific title for Bektashi saints.
  4. A breed of chicken originating in Turkey, kept primarily in gardens for ornamental reasons. See: sultan (chicken)

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Derived terms[edit]

  1. ^ "sultan" in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition (2008).