khanum

noun kha·num
variants: or

hanum

Definition of khanum

plural

-s

  1. :  a woman of rank or position especially in Turkey and Iran

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Origin and Etymology of khanum

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


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