Delee, or one of the Vizier's guard
from The present state of the Ottoman Empire by Sir Paul Rycaut
Of the Delées. Delee signifies as much as a mad fellow or a Hector; these are the Prime Viziers Lifeguard, and are in number from 100 to 400, more or less, according as the Vizier is more or less rich and splendid in his retinue; their pay is from 12 to 15 Aspers a day; they are by nation of Bosna, or Albania; their habit is very ridiculous according to this picture ...
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