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[uh-meer, ey-meer, ey-meer] /əˈmɪər, eɪˈmɪər, ˈeɪ mɪər/

a chieftain, prince, commander, or head of state in some Islamic countries.
a title of honor of the descendants of Muhammad.
(initial capital letter) the former title of the ruler of Afghanistan.
a title of certain Turkish officials.
noun (in the Islamic world)
an independent ruler or chieftain
a military commander or governor
a descendant of Mohammed

1590s, from Arabic amir “commander” (see admiral).


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