Khedive definition

kə-dēv
One of several Turkish viceroys ruling Egypt from 1867 to 1914.
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A form of Ottoman Turkish viceroy who ruled Egypt in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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The title of the Turkish viceroys of Egypt, from 1867 to 1914
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Origin of khedive

  • French khédive from Turkish hidiv from Persian khidēw lord from Middle Persian khwadāy from Old Iranian khvadāta- s(w)e- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French khédive, from Ottoman Turkish خدیو (ḫediv, ḫıdiv), from Persian خدیو (xadēw, xidēw, “lord, master, king”), from Bactrian χοαδηο (xoadēo, “lord”).

    From Wiktionary