- the title of the Turkish viceroys in Egypt from 1867 to 1914.
Origin of khedive
Examples from the Web for khedive
The Khedive of Egypt persuades himself that the success of the equilateral will silence his local political rivals.The 2013 Novel of the Year Is…
December 30, 2013
He received the medal and clasp, Khedive's star and the 3rd class of the Medjidie.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
And I wonder if his palace was handsomer than the Khedive's?It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
And if you think Ferdinand's the man to give in to a cranky Khedive, you're much mistaken.The Great Hunger
The Khedive expressed himself to Gordon in a letter dated Jan. 26, 1884.
Was he in the employ of the Khedive, or was he still responsible to the Home Government?
- the viceroy of Egypt under Ottoman suzerainty (1867–1914)
Word Origin and History for khedive
Turkish viceroy of Egypt, 1867, from French khédive, from Turkish khidiv, from Persian khidiw "prince," derivative of khuda "master, prince," from Old Persian khvadata- "lord," from compound *khvat-data-, literally "created from oneself," from khvat- (from PIE *swe-tos "from oneself," ablative of root *s(w)e-; see idiom) + data- "created."