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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