variant spelling of emir

: a ruler, chief, or commander in Islamic countries

Examples of amir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His successor, Sheikh Haibatullah Akhunzada, whose son became a suicide bomber, is an austere cleric who has adopted the reclusive mystique of the original amir. New York Times, 8 Aug. 2022 The amir of Kabul bought bicycles for his entire harem. National Geographic, 17 June 2020

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“Amir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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