Phanariot

noun
Pha·nar·i·ot
variants: or Fanariot \fəˈna(a)rēət, -ēˌät \
plural -s

Definition of Phanariot 

: one of the Greeks of Constantinople who became powerful in clerical and other offices under Turkish patronage

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History and Etymology for Phanariot

New Greek phanariōtēs, literally, inhabitant of the Fanar, from Phanari Fanar, chief Greek quarter in Constantinople under the Turks + Greek -ōtēs -ote

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