- any of certain Muslim rulers, princes, or commanders; also, a title for such a person
- a title given Muhammad's descendants through his daughter Fatima
Origin of emirArabic am?r ; from amara, to command
A prince, chieftain, or governor, especially in the Middle East.
Origin of emirFrench émir, from Arabic ’am&imacron;r, commander, prince, from ’amara, to command; see ℵmr in Semitic roots.