Seljuk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Seljuk of or relating to the Seljuks
    • n Seljuk any one of the Turkish dynasties that ruled Asia Minor from the 11th to the 13th centuries; they successfully invaded Byzantium and defended the Holy Land against Crusaders
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Seljuk A member of a Turkish family which furnished several dynasties of rulers in central and western Asia, from the eleventh to the thirteenth century. The chief Seljuks were Toghrul Beg, who defeated the Abbasid califs of Bagdad in the eleventh century, and his successors Alp Arslan and Melik Shah. In distinction from the Ottoman Turks, often called Seljuk Turks.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Seljuk sel-jōōk′ a member of a Turkish family which, under Togrul Beg, grandson of a chief named Seljuk, overthrew the Abbaside califs of Bagdad about 1050, and gave way before the Osmanli or Ottoman princes
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Usage

In literature:

He was admonished of his error by the chief of the race of Seljuk, who dwelt in the territory of Bochara.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 5" by Edward Gibbon
He was admonished of his error by the chief of the race of Seljuk, who dwelt in the territory of Bochara.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 5" by Edward Gibbon
In 1070 the Seljuks took possession of Jerusalem, inflicting hardships on the pilgrims by intolerable exactions, insult, and plunder.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5" by Various
ALP-ARSLAN (Brave Lion), a sultan of the Seljuk dynasty in Persia, added Armenia and Georgia to his dominions (1030-1072).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Persians and Seljuks and Ottomans barred Europe from the East.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
The town was captured by the Seljuk sultan, Alp Arslan, 1064, and by the Mongols, 1243, before passing to the Osmanli Turks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
He looked up, and recognised the youthful and voluptuous Alschiroch, the governor of the city, and brother of the sultan of the Seljuks.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
So was it as regards this house of Seljuk.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
They are frequently known as Seljuks.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The Seljuk princes were too much absorbed by internal strife to concentrate against the new assailants.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

Water-pump system, Seljuk dynasty, 1206.
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