Mameluke









Mameluke


Mameluke [mam-uh-look] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a member of a military class, originally composed of slaves, that seized control of the Egyptian sultanate in 1250, ruled until 1517, and remained powerful until massacred or dispersed by Mehemet Ali in 1811.
  2. (lowercase) (in Muslim countries) a slave.

Origin of Mameluke 1505–15; Arabic mamlūk literally, slave, noun use of past participle of malaka to possess Examples from the Web for mameluke Historical Examples of mameluke

  • Seeing him like this, she understood better what the word Mameluke meant.

    The Saracen: The Holy War

    Robert Shea

  • He tried to explain what a Mameluke was, and what code he lived by.

    The Saracen: The Holy War

    Robert Shea

  • “Your master—Daoud the Mameluke—asked me to come here,” Simon said.

    The Saracen: The Holy War

    Robert Shea

  • Daoud underwent the training of a Mameluke, and Baibars watched him closely.

    The Saracen: Land of the Infidel

    Robert Shea

  • Once she and Lorenzo and this David—this Mameluke—were on the road, she could slip away.

    The Saracen: Land of the Infidel

    Robert Shea

  • British Dictionary definitions for mameluke Mameluke Mamaluke Mamluk (ˈmæmluːk) noun

    1. a member of a military class, originally of Turkish slaves, ruling in Egypt from about 1250 to 1517 and remaining powerful until crushed in 1811
    2. (in Muslim countries) a slave

    Word Origin for Mameluke C16: via French, ultimately from Arabic mamlūk slave, from malaka to possess Word Origin and History for mameluke Mameluke

    Egyptian dynasty 1254-1517, originally a military unit comprised of Caucasian slaves, from Middle French mameluk and directly from Arabic mamluk “purchased slave,” literally “possessed,” from past participle of malaka “he possessed” (cf. Arabic malik, Hebrew melekh “king”).

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