What does emir mean?

Definitions for emir
əˈmɪər, eɪˈmɪəremir

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word emir.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. emir, amir, emeer, ameer(noun)

    an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)


  1. emir(Noun)

    a prince, commander or other leader or ruler in an Islamic nation.

  2. Origin: (amīr), commander, prince.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emir(noun)

    alt. of Emeer


  1. Emir

    Emir is a title of high office, used throughout the Muslim world. Emirs are usually considered high-ranking Sheikhs, but in monarchic states, the term is also used for Princes, with "Emirate" being analogous to a sovereign principality. While Emir is a common transliteration in English and other languages, the form Amir is found for numerous compounds and names. Transliteration differs depending on the sources consulted.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emir

    em-ēr′, or ē′mir, n. a title given in the East and in the north of Africa to all independent chieftains, and also to all the supposed descendants of Mohammed through his daughter Fatima.—n. Em′irate, the office of an emir. [Ar. amīr, ruler.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Emir

    a title bestowed on the descendants of Mahomet's daughter Fatima, the word denoting a "prince" or "ruler"; has lost this its primary meaning; the emirs, of whom there are large numbers in Turkey, enjoying no privileges save the sole right to wear a green turban, the supposed favourite colour of Mahomet, though they hold a high social position; the title is also given to chieftains of N. Africa.

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  1. EMIR

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Anagrams for emir »

  1. mire

  2. rime

  3. Meri

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emir in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of emir in a Sentence

  1. Ricardo Teixeira:

    The Emir didn't give me a watch, he didn't give me an ice lolly, he didn't give me anything.

  2. Zabihullah Mujahid:

    He has been appointed emir by the shura, so there is no way he will step down on demands of these people.

  3. Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi:

    There is one agenda, and that's to choose the new emir (leader) unanimously and get rid of Mullah Mansour.

  4. Paris Prosecutor Franois Molins:

    He added that he was responding to a statement from the emir urging: ‘Kill infidels in their homes, with their families,’.

  5. Ricardo Teixeira:

    I got nothing, absolutely nothing, the Emir didn't give me a watch, he didn't give me an ice lolly, he didn't give me anything.

Images & Illustrations of emir

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