Definition of Tamerlane

1. Noun. Mongolian ruler of Samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from Turkey to Mongolia (1336-1405).

Exact synonyms: Tamburlaine, Timur, Timur Lenk
Generic synonyms: Ruler, Swayer



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tamerlane

Tamari lattices
Tamaricaceae
Tamarindus
Tamarindus indica
Tamarix
Tamasheq
Tamaulipas
Tamazight
Tamblin
Tambling
Tamblyn
Tambocor
Tambov
Tamburlaine
Tamera
Tamerlane (current term)
Tameside
Tamiami virus
Tamias striatus
Tamiasciurus
Tamiasciurus douglasi
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
Tamien
Tamiflu
Tamil
Tamil Nadu
Tamil Tiger
Tamil Tigers
Tamilian
Tamilians

Literary usage of Tamerlane

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1. American Poetry by Percy Holmes Boynton, George Wiley Sherburn, Howard Mumford Jones, Frank Martindale Webster (1918)
"EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849) Tamerlane' Kind solace in a dying hour! Such, father, is not (now) my theme— I will not madly deem that power Of Earth may ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1844)
"CHAPTER LXV Elevation of Timour or Tamerlane to the Throne of Samarcand—His Conquests in Persia, Georgia, Tartary, Russia, India, Syria, ..."

3. American Poetry by Percy Holmes Boynton, Howard Mumford Jones, George Wiley Sherburn, Frank Martindale Webster (1918)
"1 have not always been as now: The feyer'd diadem on my brow As Poe conceives the story, Tamerlane is lured from his shepherd home in the mountains and from ..."

4. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"EPILOGUE TO Tamerlane THE GREAT [This tragedy, by Charles Saunders, was probably acted bite in 1680 or early in 1681 : it was printed in 1681, being entered ..."

5. The reader's handbook of allusions, references, plots and stories by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1882)
"In history called Tamerlane. He had only one hand and was lamo (1336-Ш5). ... Tamerlane, emperor of Tartary, in Rowe's tragedy so called, is a noble, ..."

6. The History of India by Mountstuart Elphinstone (1843)
"... the invasion of Tamerlane burst upon their heads and overwhelmed the contending parties in one common ruin. invasion of Tamerlane had united the hordes ..."

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