What does the word emir mean?

Usage examples for emir

  1. The ruler of the caliphate of Damascus died in the year 897, and soon after Ahmed marched into Syria, and, with the exception of Antioch, which had to be taken by force, the whole country fell into the hands of the mighty emir. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12) by S. Rappoport