- (formerly, in Iran) king; sovereign.
Origin of shah
Related Wordsking, monarch, emperor, czar, sultan, shah, majesty, queen, empress, mogul, kaiser, prince, baron, royal, sovereign, potentate, lord, dame, tycoon, baroness
Examples from the Web for shah
So Pakistan, as a senior Pakistani official told Shah, is forced to play the latest version of the Great Game, too.Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children
December 17, 2014
If the Shah did not have cancer, major events could have gone in another direction.Ayatollah Khamenei’s Cancer Scare
September 20, 2014
Indochina, East Timor, the Shah, our brief covert support for the Khmer Rouge.Why Liberals Should Back Iraq Intervention
August 11, 2014
The FBI were enlisted to investigate the background of Captain Shah, the pilot.Who Gagged the Search for MH370?
June 22, 2014
Captain Shah, like other dedicated professionals, was known as a guy who liked to promote the skills of his craft.MH370’s Pilots Behaved As They Should in an Emergency, Not as Sinister Killers
March 24, 2014
"So we shall have the shah of Persia," the young woman was saying.
No doubt, on the left wing, by Shah Dara, the battle had commenced.The Coming Conquest of England
The first that is known, the Shah Jehan had it in his treasure-house.The Coast of Chance
There is a marked silence in the assembly, and Shah Sevar looks serious.
Shah Sevar sits erect on his dromedary and leads the assault.
- a ruler of certain Middle Eastern countries, esp (formerly) Iran
Word Origin and History for shah
title of the king of Persia, 1560s, shaw, from Persian shah, shortened from Old Persian xšayathiya "king," from Indo-Iranian *ksayati "he has power over, rules" from PIE *tke- "to gain control of, gain power over" (cf. Sanskrit ksatram "dominion;" Greek krasthai "to acquire, get," kektesthai "to possess"). His wife is a shahbanu (from banu "lady"); his son is a shahzadah (from zadah "son").