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 Dictionary entry overview: What does emir mean? 

EMIR (noun)
  The noun EMIR has 1 sense:

1. an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)

  Familiarity information: EMIR used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

EMIR (noun)

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An independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


ameer; amir; emeer; emir

Hypernyms ("emir" is a kind of...):

ruler; swayer (a person who rules or commands)

Domain region:

Arabia; Arabian Peninsula (a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources)

Africa (the second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean)

Instance hyponyms:

Osman I; Othman I (the conqueror of Turkey who founded the Ottoman Empire and the Ottoman dynasty that ruled Turkey after the 13th century; conquered most of Asia Minor and assumed the title of emir in 1299 (1259-1326))

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