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Meaning of "giaour" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIAOUR

From Turkish giaur unbeliever, from Persian gaur, variant of gäbr.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIAOUR

giaour  [ˈdʒaʊə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIAOUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Giaour is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIAOUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

giaour

Giaour

Giaour or Gawur or Ghiaour, written gâvur in modern Turkish, is an offensive religious and sometimes ethnic slur used by Muslims in Turkey and the Balkans to describe all who are non-Muslim, with particular reference to nearby Christian populations like Greeks, Armenians, Bulgarians, Serbs, ethnic Macedonians, Romanians, and Assyrians. The term is considered highly offensive by Christians in the Balkans. The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica described the term as follows: Giaour, a word used by the Turks to describe all who are not Moslems, with especial reference to Christians. The word, first employed as a term of contempt and reproach, has become so general that in most cases no insult is intended in its use; similarly, in parts of China, the term foreign devil has become void of offence. A strict analogy to giaour is found in the Arabic kafir, or unbeliever, which is so commonly in use as to have become the proper name of peoples and countries.

Definition of giaour in the English dictionary

The definition of giaour in the dictionary is a derogatory term for a non-Muslim, esp a Christian, used esp by the Turks.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIAOUR


bower
ˈbaʊə
cauliflower
ˈkɒlɪˌflaʊə
devour
dɪˈvaʊə
Eisenhower
ˈaɪzənˌhaʊə
empower
ɪmˈpaʊə
firepower
ˈfaɪəpaʊə
flour
ˈflaʊə
flower
ˈflaʊə
gaur
ɡaʊə
horsepower
ˈhɔːsˌpaʊə
hour
aʊə
hydropower
ˈhaɪdrəʊˌpaʊə
manpower
ˈmænˌpaʊə
our
aʊə
power
ˈpaʊə
shower
ˈʃaʊə
sour
ˈsaʊə
sunflower
ˈsʌnˌflaʊə
tower
ˈtaʊə
twenty-four-hour
ˈtwɛntɪˌfɔːʳˈaʊə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIAOUR

giant planet
giant powder
giant sequoia
giant size
giant slalom
giant star
giant toad
giant tortoise
giant-killing
giant-like
giant-sized
Giant´s Causeway
giantess
gianthood
giantism
giantly
giantry
giantship
giardia
giardiasis

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIAOUR

amour
armour
behaviour
carrefour
colour
contour
du jour
four
glamour
guest of honour
happy hour
harbour
honour
humour
labour
pour
retour
sense of humour
tour
your

Synonyms and antonyms of giaour in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «giaour» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIAOUR

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Translator English - Chinese

giaour
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

giaour
570 millions of speakers

English

giaour
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

giaour
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

giaour
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гяур
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

giaour
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

giaour
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

giaour
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Giaour
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Giaour
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

giaour
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

giaour
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Giaour
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

giaour
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

giaour
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जियाओर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gâvur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

giaour
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

giaur
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гяуре
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ghiaur
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

giaour
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

giaour
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

giaour
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

giaour
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of giaour

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIAOUR»

The term «giaour» is normally little used and occupies the 138.108 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIAOUR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about giaour

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIAOUR»

Discover the use of giaour in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to giaour and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Poems. The Giaour. The bride of Abydos. The corsair. Prize ...
THE GIAOUR. No breath of air to break the wave That rolls below the Athenian's grave, That tomb* which, gleaming o'er the cliffy First greets the homeward- veering skiff-, High o'er the land he sav'd in vain — When shall such hero live again i ...
George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, 1814
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Orientalism in Lord Byron's 'Turkish Tales': The Giaour ...
Byron's intimate grasp of the life of the Orient and his remarkable cross-cultural empathy and insights are pointed out for the first time in this in-depth study of his Oriental sources, diction, similes and characters.
Abdur Raheem Kidwai, 1995
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Gothic Masculinity: Effeminacy and the Supernatural in ...
49 Sequestered into his private fantasy space, the Giaour finds "consolation" in Leila's enduring — and sexless — claim. '0 The Giaour's insistence on private meanings beyond social determination reflects, however, an internalization of its  ...
Ellen Brinks, 2003
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The Giaour, a Fragment of a Turkish Tale.
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George Gordon Byron, 2010
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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. Containing the Giaour, ...
George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, William Henry Lytton Earle BULWER (Baron Dalling and Bulwer.) The desertion of the Mainotes, on being refused the plunder of Misitra, led to the abandonment of that enterprise, and to the desolation of ...
George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, William Henry Lytton Earle BULWER (Baron Dalling and Bulwer.), 1851
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The Giaour ... Thirteenth edition
George Gordon Byron Baron Byron. “ Why sends not the Bridegroom his promised gift? " ls his heart more cold, or his barb less swift 2 " Oh, false reproach ! yonTartar now “ Has gaiu'd our nearest mountain's brow, " And warily the steep  ...
George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, 1825
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English Literature in Context
The territory was a much-contested one; it marked the boundary between European Christendom and Islam. The first of Byron's Eastern Tales, The Giaour ( Byron [A]), has been variously interpreted as a poem about the clash of world- views ...
Paul Poplawski, 2008
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Byron and the Limits of Fiction
The. Orientalism. of. Byron's. Giaour. MARILYN. BUTLER. Orientalism is a major theme of English Romanticism. Much, even perhaps most, of the best poetry of Byron and Shelley is set between Greece and the Hindu Kush, a region which in  ...
Bernard G. Beatty, Vincent Newey, 1988
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Lord Byron's Tales: consisting of the Giaour, the Bride of ...
George Gordon Byron Baron Byron. l A turban" carved in coarsest stone, A pillar with rank weeds o'ergrown, Whereon can now be scarcely read The Koran Verse that mourns the dead, Point out the spot where Hassan fell A victim in that ...
George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, 1845
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Childe Harold's pilgrimage. The giaour. The bride of Abydos. ...
George Gordon Byron Baron Byron Thomas Moore. Lxxrv. Spirit of freedom ! when on Phyle's brow (') Thou sat'st with Thrasybulus and his train, Couldst thou forebode the dismal hour which now Dims the green beauties of thine Attic plain?
George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, Thomas Moore, 1863

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIAOUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term giaour is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hats: A political symbol of Turkish history
Non-Muslim Ottoman citizens were called with the soft phrase "ellik gavuru" (local giaour, i.e. non-Muslim), while Europeans were called ... «Daily Sabah, Jun 15»
2
Personal history: Remembering the Armenian Genocide
In Turkish he said, 'They're killing the giaour, the kafir.' ” 'They” were the Turks. The Armenians were the giaour, the kafir – the infidels. «Press Herald, Apr 15»
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Lord Byron 5 don't take themselves too seriously
"The music varies from the sweetly lyrical Lines Addressed to a Young Lady through the black, brutally romantic The Giaour and all stops ... «The Canberra Times, Mar 15»
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How the impressionists found a new way of capturing the …
Think of Byron's poetic drama Sardanapalus or “The Giaour: a Fragment of a Turkish Tale”, or Keats's besotted classicism and the unfinished ... «New Statesman, Mar 15»
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LACMA showcases Delacroix painting
Géricault's “The Giaour” is a perfect example — the work was inspired by Byronic poem of the same name, which describes the romanticized ... «Daily Trojan Online, Feb 15»
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House in the grounds of Lord Byron's ancestral home, Newstead …
His famous works include Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812-1818), The Giaour, The Bride of Abydos (1813), Parisina and The Siege of Corinth ... «Daily Mail, Jan 15»
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The First Thing I Made Was A Weapon: The Multiversity Annotations …
I presume it's called the "Eye of the Giaour" as a reference to the "Eye of the Tiger," the first use of which as far as I can tell was a 1977 movie ... «ComicsAlliance, Sep 14»
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ISIL's Ottoman “Caliphate” Forbears Brutally Slaughtered 250000 …
Christians, the so-called gawur [also giaour or ghiaour] infidels, were killed in almost all sorts of situations. They were collected at the local town ... «Family Security Matters, Aug 14»
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THÉODORE GOUVY: Cantata, Symphonic Works, and Chamber …
His dashing Overture to La Giaour showed that he also understood Byronism, which the poet Alfred de Musset, his contemporary, had done ... «Audiophile Audition, May 14»
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Aktar: Heterogeneous Memory vs Homogeneous Nation
Popular idioms identified them as “Christians,” “non-Muslims,” or “giaour” (unbelievers) but seldom as Turks, as they lacked the necessary ... «Armenian Weekly, May 14»

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