a member of any of several Turkish dynasties that ruled much of W Asia in the 11th & 12th cent.
Origin of Seljukafter Seljuk (Turk Selçuk), a 10th-c. leader and ancestor of the dynasties
of or designating these dynasties or the peoples ruled by them
A Turkish dynasty ruling in central and western Asia from the 11th to the 13th century.
Origin of SeljukFrom Ottoman Turkish Selj&umacron;q, name of the reputed ancestor of the dynasty.