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shah

Syllabification: shah
Pronunciation: /SHä
 
/

Definition of shah in English:

noun

historical
A title of the former monarch of Iran.
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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

shahdom

1
noun

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