Definition of emir noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also amir) noun
BrE BrE//eˈmɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//eˈmɪr//
; BrE BrE//ˈeɪmɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//eɪˈmɪr//
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the title given to some Muslim rulers the Emir of Kuwait As a senior advisor, he has a degree of influence over the emir. Word Originlate 16th cent. (denoting a male descendant of Muhammad): from French émir, from Arabic 'amīr ‘commander’, from 'amara ‘to command’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: emir