beglerbeg

noun beg·ler·beg \ˈbe-glər-ˌbeg\
variants: less commonly

beglerbey

\ˈbe-glər-ˌbā\ or

beylerbey

\ˈbā-lər-ˌbā\

Definition of beglerbeg

plural

-s

  1. :  a governor of a province of the Ottoman Empire next in dignity to the grand vizier

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Origin and Etymology of beglerbeg

Turkish beylerbeyi, from beylre- (plural of bey prince) + bey + -i (possessive suffix)


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