from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Turk, especially a member of the family or tribe of Osman I.
- adj. Of or relating to the Ottoman Empire or its people, language, or culture.
- adj. Turkish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Turk from the period of Ottoman Empire.
- adj. Of the Islamic empire of Turkey.
French, from Italian ottomano, from Arabic 'uṯmānī, of Uthman, from 'uṯmān, Osman I.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French Ottoman, from post-classical Latin Ottomanus, from Arabic personal name عثمان (‘uthmān). Osman is the Turkish spelling of the male Arabic given name Uthman, therefore the Ottoman Empire is sometimes referred to as the Osman Empire, Osmanic Empire, or Osmanian Empire, after Osman I. (Wiktionary)