- (often initial capital letter) great king; emperor (a title applied especially formerly to the shah of Iran, the sultan of Turkey, and to the British sovereign as emperor in India).
Origin of padishah
1605–15; < Persian (poetical form), equivalent to pādi- (earlier pati) lord + shāh shah
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Examples from the Web for padishah
The Khanum is dead, and her secrets are the Padishah's, like everything else she possessed.Paul Patoff
F. Marion Crawford
Rebels of different races were combining against the Padishah.
They were anxious to keep the young Padishah in the right way.
The Padishah and all the grandees of the empire were present.
Berar was ceded to the Padishah; Amurath retired from Ahmadnagar.
- a title of the shah of Iran
from Persian pādi lord + shah
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