Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Persian title. When placed after the name of a person it designates him as a royal prince; when before the name it is the title for a scholar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The common title of honor in Persia, prefixed to the surname of an individual. When appended to the surname, it signifies Prince.
- From Persian میرزا. (Wiktionary)
“Rogers Park restaurant, her husband, Azim, works the kitchen, laboring over regional dishes such as mirza ghasemi, roasted eggplant stewed with tomato and garlic.”
“While Goly Nassiri-Masouleh works the front of this equally homey Rogers Park restaurant, her husband, Azim, works the kitchen, laboring over regional dishes such as mirza ghasemi, roasted eggplant stewed with tomato and garlic.”
“While Goly Nassiri-Masouleh works the front of the house, her husband, Azim, works the kitchen, laboring over regional dishes such as mirza ghasemi, roasted eggplant stewed with tomato and garlic.”
“Note 5: See "Information Received by Peshawar Merchants Which Makes Them Cease Trade With Bokhara," NAI, Foreign Secret F, June 1889, Proceeding Nos. 142 – 55, in which we find the person in charge of awqaf or religious endowments funds, Muhammad Ismail Khan, as the subject of a mirza audit.”
“It deals with the question of whether the kinds of textual literacy necessary to function as an accountant for a Shikarpuri or Peshawri firm would have sufficiently enabled those with such knowledge and skills to function as a diwan or sarishtadar or mirza for the Durrani state.”
“Burnes used the term secretary as a translation for mirza, and it is important to note that Macnaughten was designated as the Secretary to the Governor General of India before becoming the Envoy and Ambassador to Shuja's government during the first British occupation.”
“Muhammad Akbar carried a parwana or order from Nur Muhammad written in Persian by a mirza Abd al-Rahman assigned to the case.”
“The divisions found in and between the diwan, sarishtadar, and mirza categories were often created and perpetuated by the individuals and alliances operating in the political realm, i.e., among the officials and office-holders who were both the instigators and targets of the audits.”
“Dispatching a mirza to conduct a fiscal audit was a very common practice during Abd al-Rahman's reign, and the outcome was almost without exception devastating for the targeted person or consortium of people.”
“The position of secretary may best capture the written-word component of the mirza title, and accountant is perhaps the most appropriate way to conceptualize the numeric-service aspect of their duties.”
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