padishah

noun

pa·​di·​shah
ˈpädəˌshä
plural -s
1
: a chief ruler : sovereign
especially : the shah of Iran
2
: a powerful important personage : mogul
a conference of movie padishahs

Word History

Etymology

Persian pādshāh, from Middle Persian pātakhshah, from Old Persian pati + xshay- to rule; akin to Avestan xshayeti he rules

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“Padishah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/padishah. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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