- the former title of the governor of Algiers
- a pasha in the former Barbary States of Tunis or Tripoli
Origin of deyFrench dey ; from Turkish dāi, maternal uncle: origin, originally , friendly title given to an older person
- Used formerly as the title of the governor of Algiers before the French conquest in 1830.
- Used formerly as the title for rulers of the states of Tunis and Tripoli.
Origin of deyFrench, from Turkish dayı, maternal uncle, protector, dey, from Old Turkic tağāy, maternal uncle.
From Middle English deye, deie, daie, from Old English dǣġe (“maker of bread; baker; dairy-maid”), from Proto-Germanic *daigijǭ (“kneader of bread, maid”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeyǵʰ- (“to knead, form, build”). Cognate with Swedish deja, Icelandic deigja (“dairy-maid”); compare dairy, dough, lady.
- The title given to the ruler of the Regency of Algiers (now Algeria) under the Ottoman Empire.
- dye, d'ye