Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ambassador or envoy. Also spelled eltchi.

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Examples

  • Now, as there was not a Persian who had ever been at the court of a Frank king, no body could say what that proper dress was; and, for aught we knew, the elchi might put on his bed-gown and night-cap on the occasion.

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  • Heedless, and, perhaps, ignorant of what is due to the character of _elchi_, or ambassador, we only saw in Suleiman Effendi an enemy to the Shiahs, and one calling himself a Sûni.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • However, I proceeded to the house of Mirza Firouz, whom I found prepared to converse on the subject of the embassy, because the English elchi had already made proposals to him to the same effect as those which the grand vizier intended to make.

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  • A doctor was also attached to the suite of the present elchi, and he was impelled by more than common anxiety to do us good.

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  • This was my kebleh in all transactions with the elchi, and my ingenuity was constantly exercised in endeavouring to extract something from him which would be acceptable to the vizier, and serviceable to myself.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • So soon as it arrived it was officially presented to the English elchi, with a notification that the Shah was satisfied to receive him in the same dress he wore before his own sovereign, a model of which was now offered to him, and to which it was expected that he and his suite would strictly conform.

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  • The speech made on the occasion by the elchi was characteristic of the people he represented -- that is, unadorned, unpolished, neither more nor less than the truth, such as a camel-driver might use to a muleteer; and had it not been for the ingenuity of the interpreter our Shah would neither have been addressed by his title of King of Kings, or of the

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  • The English elchi (ambassador) had reached Tehran a few days before we arrived there, and his reception was as brilliant as it was possible for a dog of an unbeliever to expect from our blessed Prophet’s own lieutenant.

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  • The elchi is very anxious to carry his point, and you know me well enough to be aware that there is nothing I cannot accomplish if once I take it in hand.

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  • ‘Now, ’ said he, ‘the Shah has threatened if I permit the elchi to leave

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