Definition of shah in English:

shah

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Pronunciation: /ʃɑː
 
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noun

historical
  • A title of the former monarch of Iran.
    More example sentences
    • Daydreams of living like a prince are one thing, but living in a house that has played host to kings, queens, shahs and high-ranking dignitaries is quite another.
    • The large punch bowl in the Rose Medallion pattern shown in Plate IX was made about 1865 for Nasir al-Din Shah, a shah of Persia's Qajar dynasty.
    • Since the shah and his queen kept separate bedrooms, this is a revealing detail.

Derivatives

shahdom

noun

Origin

mid 16th century: from Persian šāh, from Old Persian ḵšāyaṯiya 'king'.

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