sultana

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1580s, Italian sultana, feminine of sultano. Displaced existing sultaness.[1]

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Noun[edit]

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A 1707 engraving of Sultana Zaffira, said to be one of the wives of the Ottoman sultan Ibrahim I

sultana (plural sultanas)

  1. A pale yellow raisin made from a seedless grape.
    Synonym: (American English) golden raisin
  2. A wife or mistress of a sultan.
    Synonym: sultaness
  3. A female ruler of a sultanate.
    Synonym: sultaness
  4. A type of viol, a cither viol.
  5. An old form of necklace.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “sultana”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sulˈta.na/
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Hyphenation: sul‧tà‧na

Noun[edit]

sultana f (plural sultane, masculine sultano)

  1. sultan (female relative of sultan)

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Maltese[edit]

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sultana f

  1. female equivalent of sultan; a queen; a female monarch or ruler, or the wife of a male one
    Synonym: reġina

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is rare for the queens of modern internationally recognised states, but is otherwise still used in a broader or historical sense.

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

sultana f (plural sultanas)

  1. sultana (wife of a sultan)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sulˈtana/, [sul̪ˈt̪a.na]

Noun[edit]

sultana f (plural sultanas, masculine sultán, masculine plural sultanes)

  1. sultana

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish sultana, ultimately from Arabic سُلْطَانَة(sulṭāna).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: sul‧ta‧na
  • IPA(key): /sulˈtana/, [sʊlˈta.nɐ]

Noun[edit]

sultana

  1. sultana (mother, wife, or daughter of the sultan)
  2. sultana (a pale yellow raisin made from a seedless grape)

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