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, the Ottoman Turkish form of the Greek Komotene, Komotini, a town of over 30,000 inhabitants in Western Thrace, the modern Greek province of Rhodope, which from the sixties of the 14th century until 1912 was without interruption a part of the Ottoman Empire.

The name Komotene is the academic version of Koumoutsinas, which was already used by Cantacusinos in the mid-14th century. The Destān of Ümür Pas̲h̲a (ed. Mélikoff, 101, 124) appears to be the first Turkish source to use the form “Gümüld̲j̲üne” when relating Ümür Aydi̊nog̲h̲lu’s actions in Thrace in and after 745/1344.

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Kiel, M., “Gümüld̲j̲ine”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8575>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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