Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the Persian language, the ruler of a land, as either sovereign or vassal. The monarch of Persia (usually called the Shah by English writers) is designated by the compound appellation of padishah.

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

  • noun A former title of the supreme ruler in certain Eastern countries, especially Persia and Iran.
  • noun A celebrated historical poem written by Firdousi, being the most ancient in the modern Persian language.

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  • noun A king of Persia.
  • noun A supreme ruler in some Middle Eastern or South Asian nations.
  • noun historical An Ukrainian monetary unit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun title for the former hereditary monarch of Iran

Etymologies

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

[Persian shāh, king, from Old Persian khshāyathiya-.]

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From Persian شاه (šāh), from Middle Persian 𐭱𐭠𐭤 (šāh), from Old Persian 𐏋 (xšāyaθiya).

Examples

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  • Said one scholar to the other: "One man's Mede is another man's Persian."

    "Are you shah?" the other replied.

    "Sultanly."

    January 28, 2008

  • Groan.

    January 28, 2008

  • *whimper*

    January 28, 2008

  • Also schah.

    December 15, 2015