padishah

noun pa·di·shah \ˈpädəˌshä\

Definition of padishah

plural

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  1. 1 :  a chief ruler :  sovereign; especially :  the shah of Iran

  2. 2 :  a powerful important personage :  mogul a conference of movie padishahs

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Origin and Etymology of padishah

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


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