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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tam’erlane (3 syl.).
 
A corruption of Timour Lengh (Timour the Lame), one of the greatest warrior-kings that ever lived. Under him Persia became a province of Tartary. He modestly called himself Ameer (chief), instead of sultan or shah. (1380–1405.)   1
 


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