Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.
|a Turkish commander.
|archine arshin arshine arsheen
|an old measure of length used in Turkey and Russia.
|a Turkish ruler or high official. [Turkish ata, father, + beg, prince].
|ataghan yatahan yataghan
|a Muslim long curved knife.
|lord or master. Cf. PASHA.
|the state of being a BASHAW, a pasha.
|the governor of a province of the Ottoman empire, next in dignity to the grand vizier.
|a Turkish governor.
|the territory ruled by a BEY.
|a military officer in Turkey. [Turkish bin, thousand, + bas, head].
|meaningless talk. [Turkish bosh, worthless].
|a Turkish palace guard.
|bulgur bulghur burghul bulgar
|a form of cooked, broken wheat.
|a kind of tunic.
|caimac caimacam kaimakam qaimaqam
|a Turkish governor.
|calpac calpack kalpak kalpac
|a triangular Turkish or Tatar felt cap.
|a kind of wild cat. [Turkish qara-qualq, black ear].
|an armed attendant in Turkey.
|a small metal pot, usually of copper, with a long metal handle, used for preparing Turkish, Arabic, or Greek style coffee.
|an early form of KHAN.
|a long Turkish pipe, usually with a mouthpiece of amber and a bowl of baked clay. [Turkish chibuk].
|a member of the Bulgarian Revolutionary Committee in Macedonia; any Balkan guerilla. [Turkish qomitaji, committee-man, bandit, from qomite, from Fr. comité, committee].
|an Asian fox.
|a Muslim (spec. Sufi) religious man who has taken vows of poverty and austerity.
|formerly, the pasha of Algiers. [Turkish dai].
|a vine or cabbage leaf with a savoury stuffing. Pl. DOLMAS or DOLMADES.
|a long Turkish outer robe; a woman's coat with cape-like arm-pieces; a hussar's jacket.
|in the Eastern Mediterranean, a title of respect for high-ranking people.
|elchee elchi eltchi
|formerly, one of the administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire; -- now called a VILAYET.
|a red brimless cap. Pl. FEZES or FEZZES.
|a Turkish sailor. [Turkish qalyunji].
|a term used by Turks for an infidel, one not of their religion.
|a wooden Turkish sailing boat, traditionally used to carry freight, now used for pleasure trips.
|hodja khoja khodja
|an Eastern term of respect: professor.
|hommos hoummos houmus hummus houmous
|a Middle Eastern hors d'oeuvre of pureed chickpea and sesame oil.
|a lodging house for Mohammedan pilgrims.
|a written decree of the Sultan of Turkey.
|janisary janissary janizar janizary
|a soldier of the old Turkish footguards.
|kelim khilim kilim
|a pileless woven rug traditionally made in the Middle East.
|a prince or chief; a governor.
|(a Middle Eastern title for) a lady of rank.
|fate; destiny. [Turkish, from Arabic qismah, portion or lot].
|a fringe or trimming of knotted thread. [Turkish maqrama, towel].
|a type of appetizer served in Greece. [Turkish meze, a snack].
|the head of a Turkish SANJAK, a district or a subvision of a VILAYET.
|a room in a harem.
|a Turkish weight.
|a low, stuffed seat; a heavy clothing fabric with crosswise ribs.
|an honorary title given to officers of high rank in Turkey, as to governers of provinces, military commanders, etc.
|the office of PACHA.
|pachalic pashalic pashalik
|the jurisdiction of a PASHA.
|a small Turkish coin. [Turkish parah].
|a spirituous liquor used in Greece.
|depilatory made of orpiment and quicklime, and used by the Turks. [Apparently Turkish khirisma, from Gk. chrisma, ointment].
|saic saick saique
|a Levantine vessel like a ketch.
|dried orchid tubers; a food or drug prepared from them.
|a hot drink prepared from an infusion of SALEP.
|a hot sand-laden wind of the Arabian and North African deserts.
|a district or a subvision of a VILAYET, one of the chief administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire.
|the portion of a Turkish house reserved for men.
|a palace; a seraglio; also, in the East, a place for the accommodation of travelers; a caravanserai, or rest house.
|a general or commander of land forces in the Turkish empire.
|sharia shariat sheria sheriat shariah
|the body of Islamic law.
|as in shish kebab.
|a Muslim student or practitioner of sacred law and theology.
|formerly, a Turkish or French Algerian cavalryman.
|a Greek paste of fish roe, garlic and lemon juice.
|a Turkish feudal militiaman.
|a sweet substance obtained from the cocoons of a Middle Eastern weevil and used as a sugar substitute.
|an ornamental monogram incorporating the name and title of the Sultan.
|tulban turban turbant turband turbond tulipant
|a man's head-dress, consisting of a length of cotton or silk wrapped round the head or a cap, worn esp. by Muslims and Sikhs.
|a governor, esp. of a VILAYET.
|one of the chief administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire. Cf. EYALET.
|yaourt yoghurt yoghourt yogurt yogourt
|a semi-solid, somewhat sour foodstuff, now often fruit- flavoured, made from milk curdled by the addition of certain bacteria.
|a ridge formed by wind erosion parallel to prevailing winds. [Turkish ablative of yar, steep bank].
|zabtieh zaptian zaptieh
|a Turkish policeman.
|an Oriental cymbal.