ichoglan

A young servant, usually serving a Sultan

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • ichoglan — noun A boy servant recruited according to the devshirme system in the Ottoman Empire …   Wiktionary

  • ichoglan — …   Useful english dictionary

  • icoglan — ⇒ICOGLAN, subst. masc. HIST., vx. [Dans l Empire ottoman] Officier du palais du Sultan; page du Sultan. Un jeune icoglan (Ac. 1835, 1878). C est celui [un palais] des pages ou icoglans du grand sérail : c est là que le Grand Seigneur fait élever… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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