(?), n. [Turk. fanar, fr. NGr. lighthouse, Gr. lantern; -- from a lighthouse on a point projecting into the Golden Horn.] A quarter of Constantinople which, after the Turkish conquest of the city, became the chief Greek quarter; hence, the Greek officials of Turkey, or phanariots, as a class.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]



(?), n. Also


(?)}. [NGr. , fr. Phanar. See Phanar.] One of the Greeks of Constantinople who after the Turkish conquest became powerful in clerical and other offices under Turkish patronage.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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