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1. Used formerly as a title for the monarch of Iran.
2. Used formerly as a title for the sultan of Turkey.

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


(Historical Terms) a title of the shah of Iran
[from Persian pādi lord + shah]


(ˈpɑ dɪˌʃɑ, -ˌʃɔ)

(often cap.) great king; emperor (a title, esp. of the shah of Iran).
[1605–15; < Persian (poetical form), =pādi- (earlier pati) lord + shāh shah]
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sic]; Kishan Kundha [Kishkindha], meaning it is Anagundhi [Anegundi], Bhim Riy, meaning the country that is in the environs of the river Bhinwdr and some of that is the part of the country of the padishah [.
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33) Or: Your Majesty, blessed and powerful Padishah, defender of the world
Controlling the Persian Area, the Turks got for their Emperor (Sultan) the ancient name of Padishah (King of the Kings) (9).
To summarize: His Majesty the Padishah of Islam orders a jihad as a general mobilization and individual duty for all Muslims according to the Quran.
The Padishah, holding the first place, all the notables in the govemment supported artists and art in varying degrees and maintained this practice as a tradition until the last periods of the emperor.
In the twenty-five years of Padishah Ahmed III's rule, the houses in provincial Alanya had grown far sturdier than their occupants' needs, the content of wood and glass incomparably higher than from when he was a child.
Suleyman liked reciprocally to be addressed as 'the excellent padishah, refuge of the world' (alem penah), see Sidi Reis, Mir'at ul-Memalik (Istanbul, 1897), p.
In a reference to the fictitious intelligence service at the heart of the earlier novel The Palace of Dreams (1981), readers learn that a Bosnian hodja, or religious leader, had sent the Padishah, or sultan, a dream, the interpretation of which prompted the ruler to issue the edict on veiling.
iii) The old political and military history that has been overshadowed by the new discoveries needs to be reconsidered in the light of the new set of paradigms established by socioeconomic history - in particular, the urgent issue of understanding the fundamental nature of sovereign power in the Empire - that is, the legal fiction of the Padishah.