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bey

[ bey ]
/ beɪ /
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noun, plural beys.

a provincial governor in the Ottoman Empire.
(formerly) a title of respect for Turkish dignitaries.
(formerly) the title of the native ruler of Tunis or Tunisia.

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Turkish beg.

Origin of bey

1590–1600; <Turkish, by-form of earlier beg,Old Turkic beg subordinate chief, head of a clan, perhaps < a MChin word akin to Chinese bǎi hundred (Guangdong dial. baak)
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British Dictionary definitions for bey

bey
/ (beɪ) /

noun

(in the Ottoman Empire) a title given to senior officers, provincial governors, certain other officials or nobles, and (sometimes) Europeans
(in modern Turkey) a title of address, corresponding to Mr
Also called: beg

Word Origin for bey

C16: Turkish: lord
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