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  • n. An inhabitant of Phanar, an area in Byzantine and Ottoman Constantinople.
  • n. A class of moneyed ethnically Greek merchants, who claimed Byzantine descent, and who exercised influence in the administration in the Ottoman Empire.
  • adj. Used to describe such a person.

Etymologies

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From Greek Φαναριώτης.

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