1. a member of any of several Turkish dynasties that ruled much of W Asia in the 11th & 12th cent.
adjective Also Selˈjukian (ˈsɛlˈdʒukiən
; selˈjo̅oˈkēən; sɛlˈdʒukiən
2. of or designating these dynasties or the peoples ruled by them
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Word origin of 'Seljuk'after Seljuk (Turk Selçuk), a 10th-c. leader and ancestor of the dynasties