khan








noun

  1. (in the Altaic group of languages) a title held by hereditary rulers or tribal chiefs.
  2. the supreme ruler of the Tatar tribes, as well as emperor of China, during the Middle Ages: a descendant of Genghis Khan.
  3. a title of respect used in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and other countries of Asia.

noun

  1. an inn or caravansary.

noun

    1. (formerly) a title borne by medieval Chinese emperors and Mongol and Turkic rulers: usually added to a nameKublai Khan
    2. such a ruler
  1. a title of respect borne by important personages in Afghanistan and central Asia

noun

  1. an inn in Turkey, certain Arab countries, etc; caravanserai

noun

  1. See Imran Khan
n.

c.1400, from Turkic, literally “lord, prince,” contraction of khaqan “ruler, sovereign.” Known in Europe since 13c., cf. Latin chanis, Greek kanes, Old French chan.

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