a title formerly used for:
- a great king; emperor
- the shah of Iran
- the sultan of Turkey
- the British sovereign as emperor of India
Origin of padishahPersian p?dsh?h ; from pati, master (; from Sanskrit p?ti: see potent) + sh?h, shah
- Used formerly as a title for the monarch of Iran.
- Used formerly as a title for the sultan of Turkey.
Origin of PadishahPersian pādshāh : Old Persian pati-, master; see poti- in Indo-European roots + Persian shāh, king; see shah.
- Alternative form of Padishah.