SULTAN (an Arabic word meaning " victorious " or " a ruler," sultat, dominion) , atitle o`
See also:borne by a
See also:great variety of rulers of very varying
See also:powers and importance in
See also:Mahommedan Africa and the East . The word has thus no exact
See also:equivalent in
See also:English, and was early imported into the language in the
See also:Middle English
See also:form of soudan (from old Fr. soudan, souldan) . This title is that conventionally applied by foreigners to the ruler of the
See also:Empire, the sultan
See also:par excellence, whose proper styles are, however,
See also:padishah (emperor) and "
See also:commander of the faithful " (see AlIa) . The feminine form " sultana " is derived from the
See also:Italian (
See also:fern. of sultan) .
SERVIUS SULPICIUS RUFUS (c. 106—43 B.C.)
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