Definitions for janissaryˈdʒæn əˌsɛr i; -ˌzɛr i
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a loyal supporter
"every politician has a following of janissaries"
a Turkish soldier
An elite, highly loyal supporter.
A soldier in a former elite Turkish guard.
Origin: From janissaire, from gianizzero, from yeniçeri, from yeni + çeri.
The Janissaries were infantry units that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops and bodyguards. The force was created by the Sultan Murad I in 1383 and was abolished by Sultan Mahmud II in 1826 in the Auspicious Incident.
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- яничар, еничарBulgarian
- жаңа шерікKazakh
- jànjičār, ја̀њича̄рSerbo-Croatian
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