emir

noun \ə-ˈmir, ā-\

Definition of emir

  1. :  a ruler, chief, or commander in Islamic countries

Variants of emir

or

less commonly

ameer

\ə-ˈmir, ā-\

Origin and Etymology of emir

Arabic amīr commander


First Known Use: 1595

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EMIR Defined for English Language Learners

emir

noun \ə-ˈmir, ā-\

Definition of emir for English Language Learners

  • : a ruler, chief, or commander in an Islamic country


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