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padishah

[pah-di-shah, -shaw] /ˈpɑ dɪˌʃɑ, -ˌʃɔ/
noun
1.
(often initial capital letter) great king; emperor (a title applied especially formerly to the shah of Iran, the sultan of Turkey, and to the British sovereign as emperor in India).
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Persian (poetical form), equivalent to pādi- (earlier pati) lord + shāh shah
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Padishah

/ˈpɑːdɪˌʃɑː/
noun
1.
a title of the shah of Iran
Word Origin
from Persian pādi lord + shah
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