mirza

mirza

[mur-zuh; Persian meer-zah]
noun (in Persia, or Iran)
1.
a royal prince (placed after the name when used as a title).
2.
(a title of honor for men, prefixed to the name).

Origin:
1605–15; < Persian < Arabic amīr commander (cf. amir, emir) + zād born

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mirza (ˈmɜːzə, mɪəˈzɑː)
 
n
1.  a title of respect placed before the surname of an official, scholar, or other distinguished man
2.  a royal prince: used as a title after a name
 
[C17: from Persian: son of a lord]

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