Ottoman Empire love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A vast Turkish sultanate of southwest Asia, northeast Africa, and southeast Europe. It was founded in the 1200s by Osman I and ruled by his descendants until its dissolution after World War I. Originally a small state controlled by Ottoman or Osmanli Turks, it spread rapidly, superseding the Byzantine Empire in the east.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A large empire which began as a Turkish sultanate centered on modern Turkey; founded in the late 13th century, it lasted until the end of World War I.

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

  • noun a Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe; created by the Ottoman Turks in the 13th century and lasted until the end of World War I; although initially small it expanded until it superseded the Byzantine Empire

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Ottoman, from the Middle French Ottoman, from post-classical Latin Ottomanus, from Arabic personal name عثمان (‘uthmān) + Empire. As Osman is the Turkish spelling of that male Arabic given name Uthman, the Ottoman Empire is sometimes referred to as the Osman Empire, Osmanic Empire, or Osmanian Empire. Over the centuries the Ottoman Empire existed, it was commonly referred to as Turkey.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.