mirza

[ mur-zuh; Persian meer-zah ]
/ ˈmɜr zə; Persian ˈmir zɑ /

noun (in Persia, or Iran)

a royal prince (placed after the name when used as a title).
(a title of honor for men, prefixed to the name).

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Origin of mirza

First recorded 1605–15; from Persian mirzā, mīrzā, shortening of amīrzāda ”lord's son,” equivalent to amīr ”lord, chief,” ultimately from Arabic (ʾa)mīr “commander” + native Iranian suffix zā(d) “born”; see origin at emir,kin
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British Dictionary definitions for mirza

mirza
/ (ˈmɜːzə, mɪəˈzɑː) /

noun (in Iran)

a title of respect placed before the surname of an official, scholar, or other distinguished man
a royal prince: used as a title after a name

Word Origin for mirza

C17: from Persian: son of a lord
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