atabeg

noun ata·beg
variants: or

atabek

\-ˌbek\

Definition of atabeg

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a Seljuk provincial governor

  2. 2 :  any of various Turkish high officials (such as a vizier or prime minister)

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Origin and Etymology of atabeg

Russian, of Turkic origin; akin to Jagatai atabäg, Turkish atabey, from ata father + bäg, bey prince — more at bey


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