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dey (2) Explained

dey (2) at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1659, "title of a military commander in Muslim north Africa," from Turk. dai "maternal uncle," a friendly title used of older men, especially by the Janissaries of Algiers of their commanding officers. There were also deys in Tunis and Tripoli. ///

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