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bey

 (bā)
n.
1. A provincial governor in the Ottoman Empire.
2.
a. A ruler of the former kingdom of Tunis.
b. Used as the title for such a ruler.
3. Used formerly as a title for various Turkish and Egyptian dignitaries.

[Turkish; akin to Old Turkic beg, chieftain, lord, perhaps of Middle Iranian origin (akin to Old Persian baga-, god, and Sanskrit bhagaḥ, gracious dispenser of wealth, lord, good fortune; see Bhagavad-Gita), or from Middle Chinese pεjk, lord, father's elder brother (source of Mandarin ; from Old Chinese prâk, elder, clan head).]

bey

(beɪ)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (in the Ottoman Empire) a title given to senior officers, provincial governors, certain other officials or nobles, and (sometimes) Europeans
2. (Sociology) (in modern Turkey) a title of address, corresponding to Mr
Also called: beg
[C16: Turkish: lord]

bey

(beɪ)

n., pl. beys.
1. a provincial governor in the Ottoman Empire.
2. (formerly) a title of respect for Turkish dignitaries.
3. (formerly) the title of the native ruler of Tunis or Tunisia.
[1590–1600; < Turkish, by-form of earlier beg subordinate chief, head of a clan]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bey - (formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egyptbey - (formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt; "he introduced me to Ahmet Bey"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2.bey - the governor of a district or province in the Ottoman Empirebey - the governor of a district or province in the Ottoman Empire
governor - the head of a state government
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13] See the interview of the special correspondent of the MATIN, with Mohammed-Ali Bey, on the day after the entry of the Salonika troops into Constantinople.
It seems the fellow had been caught wandering nearer to the harem of the Bey of Tunis than etiquette permits to one of his color, and he was condemned by the bey to have his tongue cut out, and his hand and head cut off; the tongue the first day, the hand the second, and the head the third.
of Georgia or of Massachusetts, all transient and fleeting phenomena, till I am ready to leap from their court-yard like the Mameluke bey.
Papoosh Pasha, the Turkish Ambassador (attended by Kibob Bey, dragoman of the mission), the Marquess of Steyne, Earl of Southdown, Sir Pitt and Lady Jane Crawley, Mr.
A colleague once directed my attention to the fact that we never saw BE-lent Bey taking a tea or coffee break in our downstairs cafe, which is a regular haunt for almost everyone else at the paper.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian now has more than 44million followers, narrowly pushing Bey into second place.
BEIRUT: The sun was setting over the crowd at the Blu Port restaurant at the end of Zaitunay Bay Thursday, while men and women, some of whom hadn't taken the casual dress code to heart, supped on the latest offering of Lebanese wine, the Marquis de Bey White 2013.
So Bey definitely had the last laugh on anyone doubting her fashion sense when she turned up at the NBA All Star game in New York with Jay Z on Sunday.
However, Terrance Bobb-Jones, Karl Ziegler, and Bey took control to lead Assumption to an 81-74 victory in its conference opener.
There has been speculation in the media over Bey's first pregnancy with many websites suggesting that Queen Bey never got pregnant and faked her baby bump all the time.
In the gallery's brochure, the exhibition is explained: "Souad Mardam Bey meditates on contemporary socio-political life.
Realizing that her manager was right, Bey signed up for leadership training.