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EtymologyEdit

From Old French soudan, from Arabic سُلْطَان(sulṭān). Compare sultan.

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NounEdit

soldan (plural soldans)

  1. (now rare, historical) The ruler of a major Muslim state in the Middle Ages, especially the Sultan of Egypt.
  2. (now rare, archaic) A sultan.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.8:
      And then the Damzell, the sad Samient, / Should as his purchast prize with him convay / Unto the Souldans court […].

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