[pah-di-shah, -shaw]


(often initial capital letter) great king; emperor (a title applied especially formerly to the shah of Iran, the sultan of Turkey, and to the British sovereign as emperor in India).

Origin of padishah

1605–15; < Persian (poetical form), equivalent to pādi- (earlier pati) lord + shāh shah Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a title of the shah of Iran

Word Origin for Padishah

from Persian pādi lord + shah
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