plural -s
: a common title of honor in Persia prefixed to the surname of a person of distinction

Word History


Persian mīrzā, mirzā, literally, son of a lord, from mīr lord, chief + born, son, from zād, zāda, from zādan to be born, from Middle Persian zātan; akin to Avestan zāta- born, Latin gignere to beget

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“Mirza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirza. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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