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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“Padishah.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/padishah. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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