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mirza

[mur-zuh; Persian meer-zah]
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noun (in Persia, or Iran)
  1. a royal prince (placed after the name when used as a title).
  2. (a title of honor for men, prefixed to the name).
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Origin of mirza

1605–15; < Persian < Arabic amīr commander (cf. amir, emir) + zād born
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Examples from the Web for mirza

Historical Examples

  • However, Mirza Shaffy admitted that some of his poems had substance in them.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851

    Various

  • Mirza trembled at the sound of his voice, then directed her eyes toward him.

    The Conspirators

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • Shortly after she heard Mirza scratching at the door, and went to open it.

    The Conspirators

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • If they want learning, science, and skill, let them look to Mirza Ahmak.'

  • He started in the morning with his two dogs Medor and Mirza.


British Dictionary definitions for mirza

mirza

noun (in Iran)
  1. a title of respect placed before the surname of an official, scholar, or other distinguished man
  2. a royal prince: used as a title after a name
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Word Origin

C17: from Persian: son of a lord
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