What does janissary mean?

Definitions for janissaryˈdʒæn əˌsɛr i; -ˌzɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. janissary(noun)

    a loyal supporter

    "every politician has a following of janissaries"

  2. Janissary(noun)

    a Turkish soldier


  1. janissary(Noun)

    An elite, highly loyal supporter.

  2. janissary(Noun)

    A soldier in a former elite Turkish guard.

  3. Origin: From janissaire, from gianizzero, from yeniçeri, from yeni + çeri.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Janissary(noun)

    see Janizary


  1. Janissary

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of janissary in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of janissary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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