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One of several Ottoman viceroys ruling Egypt from 1867 to 1914.
[French khédive, from Ottoman Turkish hıdiv, from Persian khidēv, lord, from Bactrian xoadēo, from Old Iranian *xva-tāvya-; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Historical Terms) the viceroy of Egypt under Ottoman suzerainty (1867–1914)
[C19: from French khédive, from Turkish hidiv, from Persian khidīw prince]
kheˈdival, kheˈdivial adj
kheˈdivate, kheˈdiviate n
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the title of the Turkish viceroys in Egypt from 1867 to 1914.
[< French khédive < Turkish hidiv < Persian khidīw prince]
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