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EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish وزیر (vezir) (Turkish vezir) (plausibly via French visir, vizir or Spanish visir), from Arabic وَزِير (wazīr, helper, aide, minister, literally one who bears (the burden of office)),[1].

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NounEdit

vizier (plural viziers)

  1. A high-ranking official or minister in an Islamic government, especially in the Ottoman Empire.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "vizier." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2008.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch visiere, from Old French visiere.

NounEdit

vizier n (plural vizieren, diminutive viziertje n)

  1. visor, a removable protective guard on a (knight's) helmet
  2. back-sight, a visual aiming aid on the barrel of a gun

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle French visir, from Ottoman Turkish [script needed] (vezir), from Arabic وَزِير (wazīr, helper, aide, minister).

NounEdit

vizier m (plural viziers or vizieren, diminutive viziertje n)

  1. A high-ranking official or minister in an Islamic government, especially in the Ottoman Empire.
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]