EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMIR
They were the messengers and the troops of the Emir of Mecca.
The emir A. came and conversed a length of time on the case of Shidiak.
Is your house more secure than the convent of the patriarch, or the palace of the emir?
They treat their advance as a matter which only concerns the Emir and with which we have nothing to do.
The horseman was the young Emir who was a guest the night before in the divan of Besso.
In the meantime the Emir Fakredeen was the prey of contending emotions.
The young Emir advanced, and threw himself at the feet of Eva.
The Emir Bescheer was of their faith; so was the unfortunate Kassim.
The mares of the Emir Fakredeen were led about by his black slaves.
The change in the demeanour of the Emir was, therefore, unnoticed by him.
1590s, from Arabic amir "commander" (see admiral).