Definition of Chiaus

1. Noun. A Turkish messenger. ¹



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Definition of Chiaus

1. a Turkish messenger [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chiaus

chiasmal
chiasmapexy
chiasmas
chiasmata
chiasmatic
chiasmatic cistern
chiasmatic groove
chiasmatic sulcus
chiasmi
chiasmic
chiasms
chiasmus
chiastic
chiastobasidial
chiastolite
chiaus (current term)
chiaused
chiauses
chiausing
chiavennite
chib
chibbed
chibbing
chibi
chibis
chibol
chibols
chibouk
chibouks
chibouque

Literary usage of Chiaus

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1. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"... chiaus; and translated into English, by Master Robert Withers. ALthough in this transitorie world, the King or the Beggar should enjoy the longest terme ..."

2. Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes: Contayning a History of the by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"... chiaus; and translated into English, by Master Robert Withers. ALthough in this transitorie world, the King or the Beggar should enjoy the longest terme ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"From the Turkish chiaus, a messenger or envoy. In 1609 Sir Robert Shirley, who was about to come to England with a mission from the Grand ..."

4. The Slang Dictionary: Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast by John Camden Hotten (1865)
"The particular chiaus in question is alluded to in Ben Jonson's Alchymist, 1610. ... That I am a chiaus ? Face. What's that? 2>. The Turk [who] was here. ..."

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