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Phanar

Phanar \Phan"ar\, 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.

Usage examples of "phanar".

The Ottoman Turks ruled through Greeks—from the wealthy, Phanar ("Lighthouse"

Mansions of the wealthy fell behind and the men entered the humbler, busier Phanar quarter.