Definition of Khanum

1. a lady's title of rank in the Middle East [n -S]



Khanum Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Khanum

khana
khanas
khanate
khanates
khanda
khanga
khangas
khanjar
khanjars
khans
khansama
khansamah
khansamahs
khansamas
khanum (current term)
khanums
khaph
khaphs
kharaelakhite
kharif
kharifs
khat
khatchkar
khatris
khats
khatyrkite
khaya
khayas
khazen

Literary usage of Khanum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Russian Central Asia: Including Kuldja, Bokhara, Khiva and Merv by Henry Lansdell (1885)
"Bibi-khanum-s tomb.—The Citadel Palace and the Kok-tash stone : its legendary history and uses.—Timur-s palace of Ishrat-Khana. WE saw little or nothing of ..."

2. Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia: Including a Residence by Austen Henry Layard (1887)
"... the Karun—Kala Tul—The guest-room—Mehemet Taki Khan's brothers—His wife—His sick son—The great Bakhtiyari chief—Cure his son—Khatun-jan khanum— ..."

3. The Khedive's Egypt: Or, The Old House of Bondage Under New Masters by Edwin De Leon (1877)
"... khanum—His personal appearance and character •—Resemblance physically and morally to " Bluff King Hal "—His military mania—Life under tents, ..."

4. Russia's Railway Advance Into Central Asia by Dobson, George (1890)
"... concerning Kazim-ben-Abbas—His tomb—Mohammedan votaries—Bibi khanum College—Slanting minarets—Tamerlane's tomb—Kala Afrosiab—Oldest irrigation canal in ..."

5. Wanderings of a Pilgrim in Search of the Picturesque: During Four-and-twenty by Fanny Parkes Parlby (1850)
"... khanum—The Zenana Doll—Jealousy of the Natives—Meals of the Slave Girls—Tara the pretty Slave—Conduct of English Ladies considered ..."

6. Storia Do Mogor: Or, Mogul India, 1653-1708 by Niccolao Manucci, William Irvine (1907)
"Chattar-wati Jani Begam Mah khanum Cha Canon Fiar Conda Canon Pur onor Begom ... that they are void of care,2 while others have the title of Canon (khanum), ..."

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