Sel·​juk ˈsel-ˌjük How to pronounce Seljuk (audio)
variants or Seljukian
: of or relating to any of several Turkish dynasties ruling over a great part of western Asia in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a Turkish people ruled over by a Seljuk dynasty
Seljuk noun
or Seljukian

Word History


Turkish Selçuk, eponymous ancestor of the dynasties

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Seljuk was in 1603

Dictionary Entries Near Seljuk

Cite this Entry

“Seljuk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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