Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to the Turkic language subfamily, especially the eastern Turkic languages, or their speakers.
  • noun The Turkic language subfamily, especially the eastern Turkic languages.
  • noun A member of a Turki-speaking people.

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

  • noun any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language
  • noun a subfamily of Altaic languages

Etymologies

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

[Persian turkī, from Turk, Turk, from Turkish Türk; see Turk.]

Examples

  • Secondly, the period of invasions and dynasties which are commonly called Turki (c.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 1

  • He does not talk and is now unable to harm anyone, 'Turki's father told Arab News, an English language

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  • Sheikh Hasan Hersi "Turki", "the grandson and Mad Mullah Jr." describes himself as liberator of Kismayo and future warrior, who will drive the kefirs out of Somaliland (Kefir means unbelievers; Senior Mad Mullah described Somalilanders as Kefirs).

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  • In separate comments, Al Shabaab spokesman Muktar Robow "Abu Mansur" and Ras Kamboni Brigade leader Sheikh Hassan Abdullahi "Turki" have hailed ship-hijackings by Somali pirates.

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  • In separate comments, Al Shabaab spokesman Muktar Robow "Abu Mansur" and Ras Kamboni Brigade leader Sheikh Hassan Abdullahi "Turki" have hailed ship-hijackings by Somali pirates.

    the Dry Bones Blog

  • In separate comments, Al Shabaab spokesman Muktar Robow "Abu Mansur" and Ras Kamboni Brigade leader Sheikh Hassan Abdullahi "Turki" have hailed ship-hijackings by Somali pirates.

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  • Bassam Turki, 33, a fighter from Tripoli, said he was told by comrades from Bani Walid that they wanted to drive out the Gadhafi loyalists without the help of forces from other towns.

    Chief of Libya's fighters arrives in capital

  • Bassam Turki, 33, a fighter from Tripoli, said he was told by comrades from Bani Walid that they wanted to drive out the Gadhafi loyalists without the help of forces from other towns.

    Chief of Libya's fighters arrives in capital

  • At a recent security conference, Prince Turki al Faisal, a former head of the Saudi intelligence service and ambassador to the U.K. and the U.S., pointedly suggested that if Iran were to develop a weapon, Saudi Arabia might well feel pressure to develop one of its own.

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  • Longtime Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal "always had great affection for bin Laden," according to Gunaratna.

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