khanum

noun

kha·​num
variants or hanum
ˈhänəm,
ˈḵä-,
⸗ˈnəm,
⸗ˈnüm
plural -s
: a woman of rank or position especially in Turkey and Iran

Word History

Etymology

Persian & Turkish; Persian khānum, from Turkish hanım, feminine of han prince, sovereign, khan

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“Khanum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/khanum. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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