omdeh

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noun, sometimes capitalized om·deh \ˈäm-də\
variants: less commonly

omda

Definition of omdeh

plural

-s

  1. :  the leader of an Egyptian village the tendency of village omdehs … to back the winning horse — Economist

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Origin and Etymology of omdeh

Arabic ʽumdah column, authority


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