padishah

noun
pa·​di·​shah | \ ˈpädəˌshä\
plural -s

Definition of padishah

1 : a chief ruler : sovereign especially : the shah of Iran
2 : a powerful important personage : mogul a conference of movie padishahs

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History and Etymology for padishah

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

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