from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An Ottoman Turk.
  • n. Ottoman Turkish.
  • adj. Ottoman.

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  • n. Ottoman

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Turkish official; one of the dominant tribe of Turks; loosely, any Turk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the empire of Turkey.
  • n. A member of the reigning dynasty of Turkey.
  • n. A Turk subject to the Sultan of Turkey. See Ottoman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Turk (especially a Turk who is a member of the tribe of Osman I)


Turkish osmanli : Osman (I) + -li, adj. suff.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Turkish osmanlı (Wiktionary)


  • The Osmanli is calm, sedate, polished, perhaps a little effeminate; the Persian is lively, cordial, witty, and amiable; perhaps a little boisterous, for he is still an eelyat.

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  • But a considerable and energetic element among them belonged to the nervous Levantine type of Osmanli, which is as little minded to compromise as any Old Turk, though from a different motive.

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  • For the Osmanli is a warrior, and his nation is a warrior tribe; his belief is too simple for civilization, his courage too blind and devoted for the military operations of our times, his heart too easily roused by the bloodthirsty instincts of the fanatic, and too ready to bear the misfortunes of life with the grave indifference of the fatalist.

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  • The Ottoman Turks, or "Osmanli," were originally merely one of the many

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  • The Uighur was a linked province to the Osmanli Dawlet.

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  • Palestine was a linked and protected province of that same Osmanli Dawlet. 2 and 3 are the unified provinces of the Mughal Dawlet.

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  • The word, which comes of a very ancient house, was applied to the present capital about the time of its conquest by the Osmanli Turks A.H. 923 = 1517. 370

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  • Mr. Lane says “Not begun earlier than the last fourth of the fifteenth century nor ended before the first fourth of the sixteenth,” i.e. soon after Egypt was conquered by Selim, Sultan of the Osmanli

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  • All the tales I heard were purely local, but Fakhri Bey, a young Osmanli domiciled for some time in Fez and Mequinez, assured me that The Nights are still recited there.

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  • And the Osmanli proverb is, “Of ten men nine are women!”

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