- An example of a mogul is Bill Gates.
- An example of a mogul is a ridge of packed snow.
Origin of mogul; from Mogul: reason for use uncertain
- a Mongol; esp.,
- any of the Muslims of Mongol descent who conquered India in the 16th cent.
- any of their descendants
- a powerful or important person, esp. one with autocratic power
Origin of MogulPersian Mughul ; from Mongolian Mo?gol, a Mongol
- A very rich or powerful person; a magnate.
- Mogul Variant of Mughal.
Origin of mogulUrdu muġal, muġul, Mughal; see Mughal.
Origin of mogulProbably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse m&umacron;gi, heap.
The word mogul originally meant Mongol, or person of Mongolian descent. In this context, it refers to the Mughal Empire (mughal being Persian or Arabic for "Mongol") of Indian Subcontinent that existed between 1526 and 1857: the early Mughal emperors claimed a heritage dating back to Mongol ruler Genghis Khan . The modern meaning of the word is supposedly derived from the storied riches of the Mughal emperors, which for example produced the Taj Mahal.
From dialectal German Mugel.
- Alternative spelling of Moghul.