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noun (in India)
  1. a province in the Mogul empire
  2. another word for subadar
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Word Origin for subah

C18: via Urdu and Persian from Arabic sūba province
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Examples from the Web for subah

Historical Examples of subah

  • Calcutta retaken by the English and permitted to be fortified by the subah.

    The Every Day Book of History and Chronology

    Joel Munsell

  • The Subah pays only 12,000 rupees a-year, and about 3000 rupees as Rajangka.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

  • When he comes in, he says, Subah koom bil khire, "Your morning in goodness."

    The Women of the Arabs

    Henry Harris Jessup

  • So that we may have the Subah making common cause with the French to crush us.

    In Clive's Command

    Herbert Strang

  • The place is full of them--spies of the Subah, and of the French too.

    In Clive's Command

    Herbert Strang