Definitions

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

  • A Turkish dynasty ruling in central and western Asia from the 11th to the 13th century.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of a Turkish family which furnished several dynasties of rulers in central and western Asia, from the eleventh to the thirteenth century.

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  • proper noun A Persianate Muslim dynasty, of Oghuz Turkic origin, which established both the Great Seljuq Empire and Sultanate of Rum, between the 11th and 14th centuries, in large parts of Southwest Asia and Asia Minor, respectively.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to this dynasty, or to the empire/sultanate that it ruled.
  • noun A member of this dynasty.

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

  • noun any one of the Turkish dynasties that ruled Asia Minor from the 11th to the 13th centuries; they successfully invaded Byzantium and defended the Holy Land against Crusaders
  • adjective of or relating to the Seljuks

Etymologies

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

[From Ottoman Turkish Seljūq, name of the reputed ancestor of the dynasty.]

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Originating from the old southwestern branch of Turkic languages.

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