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khedive

[kuh-deev] /kəˈdiv/
noun
1.
the title of the Turkish viceroys in Egypt from 1867 to 1914.
Origin
< 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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British Dictionary definitions for khediviate

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 khediviate
khedive
Turkish viceroy of Egypt, 1867, from Fr. khédive, from Turk. khidiv, from Pers. khidiw "prince," derivative of khuda "master, prince," from O.Pers. khvadata- "lord," from compound *khvat-data-, lit. "created from oneself," from khvat- (from PIE *swe-tos "from oneself," ablative of base *s(w)e-; see idiom) + data- "created."
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Encyclopedia Article for khediviate

khedive

title granted by the Ottoman sultan Abdulaziz to the hereditary pasha of Egypt, Isma'il, in 1867. Derived from a Persian term for "lord" or "ruler," the title was subsequently used by Isma'il's successors, Tawfiq and 'Abbas II, although it had been used informally by his predecessors before that. It was replaced by the title of sultan in 1914, when Egypt became a British protectorate.

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