from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The form of the Turkish language used as the administrative and literary language of the Ottoman Empire, containing extensive borrowings from Arabic and Persian and written in Arabic script.
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- proper noun The variety of the
Turkish languagethat was used as the administrativeand literarylanguage of the Ottoman Empire.
- adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Ottoman Empire, the
Ottomansor the Ottoman Turkish language.
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