Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used formerly as a title for the monarch of Iran.
  • noun Used formerly as a title for the sultan of Turkey.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Great king; emperor: a title given by the Turks to the Sultan, and by extension to various European monarchs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Chief ruler; monarch; sovereign; -- a title of the Sultan of Turkey, and of the Shah of Persia.

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  • noun history a ruler of a Muslim country or state

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Persian pādshāh : Old Persian pati-, master; see poti- in Indo-European roots + Persian shāh, king; see shah.]

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From Persian پادشاه (pâdešâh, pâdšâh), Middle Persian pātaxšāh.

Examples

  • Mohammedan of this period the Padishah was a being set apart by Heaven to fulfil the decrees of the Prophet.

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  • At the start of the film House Atreides the good guys has control over Dune but little do they know House Harkonnen run by the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen has conspired with the Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV to win back the planet from the Atreides.

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  • Some of them talked excitedly about possibly being with a Padishah.

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  • And they always spoke so badly of the Padishah, the one person alive who could identify me!

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  • “I still say that runt Padishah Sedha killed Emperor Anil.”

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  • I was surprised to see the Padishah doing his own shopping, but did not think much of it at the time.

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  • I was surprised to see the Padishah doing his own shopping, but did not think much of it at the time.

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  • “I still say that runt Padishah Sedha killed Emperor Anil.”

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  • The known universe is ruled by the Padishah Emperor Shaddam the Fourth, my father.

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  • And they always spoke so badly of the Padishah, the one person alive who could identify me!

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