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khedive

[kuh-deev] /kəˈdiv/
noun
1.
the title of the Turkish viceroys in Egypt from 1867 to 1914.
Origin of khedive
< French khédive < Turkish hidiv < Persian khidīw prince
Related forms
khedival, khedivial
[kuh-dee-vee-uh l] /kəˈdi vi əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
khediviate
[kuh-dee-vee-it, -eyt] /kəˈdi vi ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ (Show IPA),
khedivate
[kuh-dee-vit, -veyt] /kəˈdi vɪt, -ˌveɪt/ (Show IPA),
noun
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khedive

/kɪˈdiːv/
noun
1.
the viceroy of Egypt under Ottoman suzerainty (1867–1914)
Derived Forms
khedival, khedivial, adjective
khedivate, khediviate, noun
Word Origin
C19: from French khédive, from Turkish hidiv, from Persian khidīw prince
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Word Origin and History for khedive
n.

Turkish viceroy of Egypt, 1867, from French khédive, from Turkish khidiv, from Persian khidiw "prince," derivative of khuda "master, prince," from Old Persian khvadata- "lord," from compound *khvat-data-, literally "created from oneself," from khvat- (from PIE *swe-tos "from oneself," ablative of root *s(w)e-; see idiom) + data- "created."

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