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vizier

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Etymology

From French visir, vizir, or Spanish visir, from Turkish vezir, from Arabic وزير (wazīr), helper, aide, minister).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /vɪˈzɪə/, /ˈvɪzɪə/

Noun

Singular
vizier

Plural
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vizier ({{{1}}})
  1. A high-ranking official or minister in an Islamic government, especially in the Ottoman Empire.

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Dutch

Etymology 1

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Noun

vizier n. (plural vizieren)

  1. A visor, a removable protective guard on a (knight's) helmet
  2. back-sight, a visual aiming aid on the barrel of a gun

Etymology 2

Arabic-Turkish, of Persian origin

Noun

vizier m. (plural viziers, soms vizieren)

  1. A high-ranking official or minister in an Islamic government, especially in the Ottoman Empire.
Derived terms

References

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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