pasha

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Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish پاشا (pāšā) (Turkish paşa); this either from Persian پادشاه (pādšāh, padishah, king),[1] or from Turkish baş (head),[2] or from Turkish beşe (boy, prince), this in turn from Persian بچّه (bačče).[3]

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Noun[edit]

pasha (plural pashas)

  1. (historical) A high-ranking Turkish military officer, especially as a commander or regional governor; the highest honorary title during the Ottoman Empire.

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  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, s.v. "pasha".
  2. ^ Etymonline.com, s.v. "pasha".
  3. ^ “paşa” in Nişanyan Sözlük.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Russian пасха (pásxa).

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pasha

  1. paskha (traditional Eastern Orthodox dessert, eaten especially in Easter).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Turkish paşa.

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pasha

  1. Alternative spelling of pašša.
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