Rumelian

1 of 2

adjective

Ru·​me·​lian
variants or Roumelian
(ˈ)rü¦mēlēən,
-lyən
1
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Rumelia, former European division of the Turkish Empire
2
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the people of Rumelia

Rumelian

2 of 2

noun

variants or Roumelian
"
plural -s
: a native or inhabitant of Rumelia

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Rumelia, former division of the Turkish empire that included Albania, Macedonia, and Thrace + English -an

Noun

Rumelia + -an (noun suffix)

First Known Use

Adjective

1756, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1767, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rumelian was in 1756

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“Rumelian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rumelian. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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