vizier

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish وزیر(vezir) (Turkish vezir) (plausibly via French visir, vizir or Spanish visir), from Arabic وَزِير(wazīr, helper, aide, minister, literally one who bears (the burden of office)).[1]

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Noun[edit]

vizier (plural viziers)

  1. A high-ranking official or minister in an Islamic government, especially in the Ottoman Empire.
  2. vicegerent, viceroy
  3. (chess) a fairy chess piece that can only be moved one space up, down, left or right.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ vizier” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch visiere, from Old French visiere.

Noun[edit]

vizier n (plural vizieren, diminutive viziertje n)

  1. visor, a removable protective guard on a (knight's) helmet
  2. backsight, a visual aiming aid on the barrel of a gun

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French visir, from Ottoman Turkish وزیر(vezir), from Arabic وَزِير(wazīr, helper, aide, minister).

Noun[edit]

vizier m (plural viziers or vizieren, diminutive viziertje n)

  1. A high-ranking official or minister in an Islamic government, especially in the Ottoman Empire.
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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]