khedive

[ kuh-deev ]
/ kəˈdiv /

noun

the title of the Turkish viceroys in Egypt from 1867 to 1914.

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Origin of khedive

< French khédive < Turkish hidiv < Persian khidīw prince

OTHER WORDS FROM khedive

khe·div·al, khe·div·i·al [kuh-dee-vee-uh l] /kəˈdi vi əl/, adjectivekhe·div·i·ate [kuh-dee-vee-it, -eyt] /kəˈdi vi ɪt, -ˌeɪt/, khe·div·ate [kuh-dee-vit, -veyt] /kəˈdi vɪt, -ˌveɪt/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for khedive

khedive
/ (kɪˈdiːv) /

noun

the viceroy of Egypt under Ottoman suzerainty (1867–1914)

Derived forms of khedive

khedival or khedivial, adjectivekhedivate or khediviate, noun

Word Origin for khedive

C19: from French khédive, from Turkish hidiv, from Persian khidīw prince
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