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shah

[ shah, shaw ]
/ ʃɑ, ʃɔ /
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noun (often initial capital letter)

(formerly, in Iran) king; sovereign.

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Origin of shah

1560–70; <Persian: king

OTHER WORDS FROM shah

shahdom, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for shah

shah
/ (ʃɑː) /

noun

a ruler of certain Middle Eastern countries, esp (formerly) Iran

Derived forms of shah

shahdom, noun

Word Origin for shah

C16: from Persian: king
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