khan

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Noun[change]

Singular
khan

Plural
khans

  1. After Genghis Khan, a ruler over various Turkish, Tatar and Mongol peoples in the Middle Ages.
  2. An Ottoman sultan.
  3. A noble or man of rank in various Muslim countries of Central Asia, including Afghanistan.
  4. A resting-place for a travelling caravan.