Ottoman

ottoman

Of or pertaining to the turks; as, the Ottoman power or empire.

Origin: F. Ottoman: cf. It. Ottomano, ottomanno; from Othoman, Othman, or Osman, the name of a sultan who assumed the government of Turkey about the year 1300. Cf. Osmanli, Ottoman a stuffed seat.

1. A turk.

2. [F. Ottomane, from ottoman Turkish] A stuffed seat without a back, originally used in turkey.


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