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noun 
  1. originally, a secular office, formally subordinate to -, but de facto the power behind the throne of the (theoretically universal) caliph
  2. a hereditary ruler in various Muslim states (sultanate), varying from petty principalities (as in Indonesia and in Yemen), often vassal of a greater ruler, to independent realms, such as Oman, Brunei, or an empire such as the Turkish Ottoman Empire.
  3. a variant of patience, played with two decks of cards.
  4. the sultana bird or (African) purple swamphen, purple moorhen or purple gallinule, officially named (in Latin) porphyrio porphyrio, a bird species of the rallidae family
(wikipedia, Purple Swamphen) Translations: 
  • Dutch: sultanshoen
  • French: poule sultane, talève sultane
  • German: Purpurhuhn
  • Italian: pollo sultano
Etymology: From (ARchar, ÙÙ) (unicode, sÅltÄn), meaning strength and authority.


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