In Ottoman times the term millet indicated what religious community one belonged to and guaranteed religious minorities considerable autonomy in cultural, religious, and educational affairs. In the 20th century, the term has come to mean "nation."

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  • MILLET — MILLE Céréale typique des pays du Tiers Monde à climat sec ou semi aride. Particulièrement cultivé en Afrique aux abords du 15e parallèle, le millet apparaît aussi dans l’Inde péninsulaire, en Extrême Orient, en ex U.R.S.S. La plante s’accommode… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • MILLET (J.-F.) — MILLET JEAN FRANÇOIS (1814 1875) La peinture de Millet, longtemps très populaire, a été appréciée en vertu de critères d’ordre social ou moral, mais rarement en tant qu’œuvre plastique: c’est ce qu’a justement entrepris la critique récente. Par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Millet — puede referise a: Lugares geográficos Millet (Santa Lucía), localidad de Santa Lucía en el distrito de Anse la Raye. Personas Jean François Millet (1814 1875), pintor francés. Lluís Millet (1867 1941), compositor y director de coros español.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Millet — (französisch und englisch für „Hirse“) ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Aimé Millet (1819–1891), französischer Bildhauer Catherine Millet (* 1948), Expertin für Moderne Kunst und Chefredakteurin des Magazins Art Press Francis Davis Millet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • millet — mil let (m[i^]l l[e^]t), n. [F., dim. of mil, L. milium; akin to Gr. meli nh, AS. mil.] (Bot.) The name of several cereal and forage grasses which bear an abundance of small roundish grains. The common millets of Germany and Southern Europe are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • millet — (n.) cereal grain, c.1400, from M.Fr. millet, dim. of mil millet, from L. milium millet (see MALLET (Cf. mallet)). Cognate with Gk. meline, Lith. malnus (pl.) millet …   Etymology dictionary

  • millet — [mil′it] n. [ME milet < MFr, dim. of mil < L milium, millet < IE * melēi , var. of base * mel , to grind > MILL1, Gr melinē, millet] 1. a) a cereal grass (Panicum miliaceum) whose small grain is used for food in Europe and Asia b) the …   English World dictionary

  • MILLET — MILLET, name for the religious communal organization of non Muslims in the Ottoman Empire. The Koran uses milla for religion or rite, e.g., religion of the Jews and Christians (2:114), and the religion of Abraham (2:124; 3:89). It is assumed that …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • millet — Millet, Milium milij. Qui vit de millet, Miliarius …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • MILLET — MILLET, the Panicum miliaceum, a summer plant of the Gramineae family, whose small seeds are utilized as fodder or are sometimes ground to produce a poor quality flour. It is regarded by some as identical with doḥan, one of the ingredients of the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Millet — Millet, Johann Franz, genannt Francisque, geb. 1043 in Antwerpen, Landschafts , Porträt u. Historienmaler aus der Niederländischen Schule; ging nach Paris, wo er sich nach Poussin ausbildete u. gewann bei aller Einfarbigkeit einen hohen Styl der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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