padishah

padishah

[pah-di-shah, -shaw]
noun
(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:
1605–15; < Persian (poetical form), equivalent to pādi- (earlier pati) lord + shāh shah

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Padishah (ˈpɑːdɪˌʃɑː)
 
n
a title of the shah of Iran
 
[from Persian pādi lord + shah]

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