Sel·​juk | \ ˈsel-ˌjük How to pronounce Seljuk (audio) , sel-ˈ \
variants: or Seljukian \ sel-​ˈjü-​kē-​ən How to pronounce Seljukian (audio) \

Definition of Seljuk

1 : of or relating to any of several Turkish dynasties ruling over a great part of western Asia in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a Turkish people ruled over by a Seljuk dynasty

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Seljuk or Seljukian noun

First Known Use of Seljuk

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Seljuk

Turkish Selçuk, eponymous ancestor of the dynasties

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“Seljuk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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