Mamluk

noun Mam·luk \ ˈmam-ˌlük \
variants: or Mameluke play \ˈma-mə-ˌlük\

Definition of Mamluk

1 : a member of a politically powerful Egyptian military class occupying the sultanate from 1250 to 1517
2 often not capitalized : a white or east Asian slave in Muslim countries

Origin and Etymology of mamluk

Arabic mamlūk, literally, slave


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