Khan (noun)

  1. A title used by rulers of the Mongol Empire and other Turkic and Persian states, and by leaders of various other countries and ethnic groups, including Russia and Georgia.
  2. A person who holds the title khan.
  3. A hotel or inn in the Middle East.

Origin:

From middle english khan, from old turkic qan ("ruler, king"), from mongolian qan ("king"), from old turkic.

Examples:

  1. In the late Middle Ages, the Golden Horde was ruled by a khan.
  2. Genghis Khan was one of the greatest khans in history.
  3. The weary travelers stopped at a roadside khan for the night.
  4. In ancient Persia, the title khan was held by rulers and military leaders.
  5. The khan was respected by all the people in his kingdom.
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