Ottoman Empire: Glossary

Terms
Devlet-i Âliye-i Osmaniyye = Sublime Ottoman State
Halife = Caliph
Osmanlı Devleti = Ottoman State
Osmanlı Imparatorluğu = Ottoman Empire
Padışah = Padishah
Nicknames of the Rulers (lakapları)
Adlî = the Judicious
Avcı = the Hunter
Bahtî = the Fortunate (used as a pen-name)
Bedros = (derogatory) "the Armenian" (from the common Armenian name Petros)
Cihandar = Lord of the World
Deli = (derogatory) the Insane
Ebulfeth = Father of the Conquest
Eğri-fatihi = the Conqueror of Eger (Hungarian town)
Fatih = the Conqueror
Fatih-i Bağdad = the Conqueror of Baghdad
Gazi = Ghāzī, Warrior for the Faith
Genç = the Young
İlhami = the Inspired
Kanbur = ?
Kanlı = (derogatory) the Bloody
Kanuni = the Lawgiver
Mest = (derogatory) the Drunkard
Muhteşem = the Magnificent
Sahib-ul Aşeret-el Kamilet = the Tenth (literally, Lord of the Tenth Perfection?)
Sahib-i Kiran = the Fortunate (literally, Lord of the Auspicious Conjunction)
Sarhoş = (derogatory) the Drunkard
Sarı = the Fair-Haired (literally, the Yellow One)
Sığır = (derogatory) the Ox
Sofu = the Pious
Şehit = the Martyr
Veli = the Saint
Yavuz = the Grim
Last updated on: 26 Jun 2009 04:00:11