Padishah Pa`di*shah", n. [Per. p[=a]dish[=a]h. Cf. {Pasha}.] Chief ruler; monarch; sovereign; -- a title of the Sultan of Turkey, and of the Shah of Persia. [1913 Webster]

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(of Persia) / (of Turkey),

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  • padishah — [pä′dē shä΄] n. [Pers pādshāh < pati, master (< Sans pāti: see POTENT) + shāh,SHAH1] a title formerly used for: a) a great king; emperor b) [often P ] the shah of Iran c) [often P ] the sultan of Turkey …   English World dictionary

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  • Padishah — noun /ˈpɑːdɪʃɑː/ a ruler of a Muslim country or state …   Wiktionary

  • PADISHAH —    from two Persian words meaning protector prince, is a title given to the Shah of Persia and the Sultan of Turkey, and at one time applied, among others, to the Emperors of Austria and Russia …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • padishah — n. great king; title of formers Shahs of Iran; former title for the sultan of Turkey …   English contemporary dictionary

  • padishah — n. 1. Shah (of Persia). 2. Sultan (of Turkey), Turkish emperor …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • padishah — pa·di·shah …   English syllables

  • padishah — pa•di•shah [[t]ˈpɑ dɪˌʃɑ, ˌʃɔ[/t]] n. gov (often cap.) great king; emperor (a title, esp. of the shah of Iran) • Etymology: 1605–15; < Pers (poetical form), =pādi (earlier pati) lord +shāh shah …   From formal English to slang