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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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Noun1.khedive - one of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914Khedive - one of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914
viceroy, vicereine - governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
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The first will exhibit the chariot that French Empress Eugenie gifted to Khedive Ismail on the occasion of the official opening of the Suez Canal, while the second hall will display rare types of chariots known as Alay and Half-Alay," Nevine Nizar, assistant to the minister of antiquities for museum affairs, told Al-Ahram Online.
Furthermore, the prime minister clarified that the government aims to develop the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, and Khedive Cairo, stressing that the political leadership attaches great importance to the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum, as it presents a civilized image of Egypt to the entire world.
In Cairo's Castle Square, soldiers would line up with their weapons on the arrival of the invitees: Renowned scientists, royals, dignitaries, merchants, and senior officials of the khedive's office.
Verdi wrote his Egyptian opera Aida in response to a commission from the Khedive of Egypt for the opening of the new Cairo Opera House, after rejecting requests for an anthem to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal a year earlier.
the Haifa-Jaffa living room features a gold-plated throne that belonged to Egyptian ruler Khedive Ismail.
He assesses theatrical productions, journals, and history texts during the reign of Khedive Ismail Pasha [r.
Written by legendary Poet Antonio Ghislanzoni and composed by the celebrated Italian Composer Giuseppe Verdi, "Opera Aida" debuted in 1871 under orders from Ismail Pasha -- Khedive of Egypt -- in celebration of the opening of the Suez Canal.
Al-Sisi reviewed the experiment of the parliamentary life in the country since the formation of a first legislature upon a decree by Khedive Ismail Pasha in 1866.
This is part of the cover presented by Abbas II Hilmi Bey, Khedive of Egypt in 1331 Hijri.
It was woven and designed with devotion under the supervision of the Khedive Ismail Pasha, the ruler of Egypt at the time, the grandson of Muhammad Ali Pasha, considered to be the founder of modern Egypt, and the ruler of Egypt between the years 1805 to 1848.
A Five hundred B Twenty-four C One hundred and forty-four D One thousand QUESTION 15 - for 15 points: Which flower has recognised cultivars called Cedric Morris, Khedive and Lighthouse?