omdeh

noun

om·​deh ˈäm-də How to pronounce omdeh (audio)
variants or less commonly omda
plural -s
sometimes capitalized
: the leader of an Egyptian village
the tendency of village omdehs … to back the winning horseEconomist

Word History

Etymology

Arabic ʽumdah column, authority

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“Omdeh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/omdeh. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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