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Meaning of "janissary" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD JANISSARY

From French janissaire, from Italian giannizzero, from Turkish yeniçeri, from yeni new + çeri soldiery.
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PRONUNCIATION OF JANISSARY

janissary  [ˈdʒænɪsərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF JANISSARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Janissary 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 JANISSARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

janissary

Janissaries

The Janissaries were elite infantry units that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops and bodyguards. Sultan Murad I created the force in 1383. It was abolished by Sultan Mahmud II in 1826 in the Auspicious Incident. They were an elite corps whose internal cohesion was cemented by strict discipline and prevalent order.

Definition of janissary in the English dictionary

The definition of janissary in the dictionary is an infantryman in the Turkish army, originally a member of the sovereign's personal guard, from the 14th to the early 19th century.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH JANISSARY


anniversary
ˌænɪˈvɜːsərɪ
commissary
ˈkɒmɪsərɪ
decisory
dɪˈsaɪsərɪ
derisory
dɪˈraɪsərɪ
dimissory
dɪˈmɪsərɪ
dismissory
dɪsˈmɪsərɪ
embracery
ɪmˈbreɪsərɪ
emissary
ˈɛmɪsərɪ
fideicommissary
ˌfɪdɪaɪˈkɒmɪsərɪ
grocery
ˈɡrəʊsərɪ
irrisory
ɪˈraɪsərɪ
necessary
ˈnɛsɪsərɪ
persuasory
pəˈsweɪsərɪ
promissory
ˈprɒmɪsərɪ
remissory
rɪˈmɪsərɪ
rescissory
rɪˈsɪsərɪ
rotisserie
rəʊˈtɪsərɪ
spicery
ˈspaɪsərɪ
tracery
ˈtreɪsərɪ
unnecessary
ʌnˈnɛsɪsərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE JANISSARY

jangle
jangler
jangling
jangly
Janiculum
janiform
Janina
janissaries
janitor
janitorial
janitorship
janitress
janitrix
janizaries
janizary
Janjaweed
Janjawid
janker
jann
jannies

WORDS THAT END LIKE JANISSARY

A bursary
accessary
adversary
B bursary
bursary
caravansary
Cheboksary
diamond anniversary
diaphragm pessary
dispensary
do the necessary
glossary
golden wedding anniversary
pessary
rosary
tertiary bursary
the necessary
wedding anniversary

Synonyms and antonyms of janissary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «janissary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF JANISSARY

Find out the translation of janissary to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of janissary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «janissary» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

禁卫军
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jenízaro
570 millions of speakers

English

janissary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

janissary
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الإنكشارية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

янычар
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

janissary
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তুরস্কের পদাতিক সৈন্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

janissaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Janissary
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Janitscharen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

信奉者
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

예니 체리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Janissary
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

janissary
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

janissary
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Janissary
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yeniçeri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

giannizzero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

janczar
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

яничар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ienicer
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γενίτσαρος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

jani tsaar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

janissary
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

janissary
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of janissary

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «JANISSARY»

The term «janissary» is regularly used and occupies the 75.907 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «JANISSARY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «janissary» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «janissary» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «JANISSARY»

Discover the use of janissary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to janissary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Janissary Tree: A Novel
Splendidly paced and illuminating, it belongs beside Caleb Carr's The Alienist and the historical thrillers of Arturo Perez-Reverte.
Jason Goodwin, 2010
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Memoirs of a Janissary
English translation reprinted from bilingual ed., originally published by: Ann Arbor: Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, 1975.
Konstanty Michałowicz, Svatopluk Soucek, 2011
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The Janissary Tree: A Novel
When the Ottoman Empire of 1836 is shattered by a wave of political murders that threatens to upset the balance of power, eunuch intelligence agent Yashim Togalu conducts an investigation into clues within the empire's once-elite military ...
Jason Goodwin, 2006
4
The Janissary: The New People in Power
" As brutal war sweeps across the continent, this epic story continues, of revolution, war, friendship, love, and betrayal.
Firsid Barsa, 2010
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The Janissary: The Peasant War
Mystical visions born from the bite of an insect.. The fateful consequences of a young widow's ordeal.. Threads which weave throughout this epic story of revolution, war, friendship, love, and betrayal.
Firsid Basra, Stephanie Komkov, 2004
6
The Case Of Janissary
It was a noisy evening in the Commercial Room at the "Crown.
Arthur Morrison, 2004
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Twentieth-Century Janissary: An Orphan's Search for Freedom...
In this book, he states that his life had an enormous toll on him, leaving deep scars that are diffi cult to heal. However, this story is not merely about the author’s life.
C. Dionysios Dionou, 2011
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Cauldron of Dissent: A Study of the Janissary Corps, 1807-1826
This dissertation examines the role of the janissaries in social and political life of the early nineteenth century Istanbul.
Mehmet Mert Sunar, 2006
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The Janissaries
The Janissaries comprised an elite corps in the service of the Ottoman Empire.
David Nicolle, 1995
10
England's Janissary
Kevin Flynn thought soldiering would be a great adventure but on the bloody killing fields of The Somme it became a nightmare.
Peter James Cottrell, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «JANISSARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term janissary is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bringing Ottoman Istanbul to life - courtesy Kolkata and Dan Brown
The result was "The Janissary Tree" (2006), which went on to be published in more than 40 languages, and won mystery fiction's most coveted ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
2
Free baklava for all in Fatih
On July 4, a hundred municipality personnel wearing janissary clothes will animate the baklava ceremony at the huge square, which has been ... «Daily Sabah, Jun 15»
3
Fethiye Times Week Ended 27 June 2015
Before breaking the Ramazan fast there was marching by Fethiye's Janissary Band and following the food and prayers there was music and ... «Fethiye Times, Jun 15»
4
Library events, June 28-July 25
At this meeting, we'll travel back to the Ottoman Empire of the 1830s to discuss "The Janissary Tree" by Jason Goodwin. Every Monday this ... «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jun 15»
5
Nif: where life really is a bowl of cherries
This year the event will start at 19:30 with rousing music from the Fethiye Municipality Janissary Band and followed by a Sufi music concert. «Fethiye Times, Jun 15»
6
Istanbul Intrigues: An Ottoman detective and his adventures
Yashim debuts in "The Janissary Tree" (2006), where he is tasked by Sultan Mahmud II to probe the murder of a harem inmate. Meanwhile ... «ummid.com, Jun 15»
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Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, Glyndebourne review: A brilliant …
... the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment bring a lovely fizz to the score - weaving in Janissary music as an undertone to the long stretches ... «The Independent, Jun 15»
8
Ottoman culture revived in Hungary at festival
A reenactment also took place with Hungarian actors wearing Ottoman Janissary costumes impersonating Ottoman soldiers and fighting with ... «Daily Sabah, Jun 15»
9
Halo 5: Guardians – The Spartans Tough Enough To Work With …
I'm going to be very disappointed if Janissary James, Rani, Jersey or Kamal make an appearence in Hunt the Truth. Just saying. I'll riot. 6. «Game Informer, Jun 15»
10
Turkey: Great economy, terrible politics
I wrote a thriller called The Janissary Tree in 2005, set in Istanbul of 1836. It played fast, but not too loose, with Ottoman Turkish history, having ... «Politico, Jun 15»

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