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