Emir Definition

ə-mîr, ā-mîr
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noun
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A prince, chieftain, or governor, especially in the Middle East.
American Heritage
Any of certain Muslim rulers, princes, or commanders; also, a title for such a person.
Webster's New World
A title given Muhammad's descendants through his daughter Fatima.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Emir

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Plural:
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Origin of Emir

  • French émir from Arabic ’amīr commander, prince from ’amara to command ℵmr in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French emir, from Arabic أَمِير (ʾamīr, “commander, prince”). Akin to amir, Amir and admiral.

    From Wiktionary

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