khedive

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Etymology[edit]

From French khédive, from Ottoman Turkish خدیو ‎(ḫediv, ḫıdiv), from Persian خدیو ‎(xadēw, xidēw, lord, master, king),[1] from Bactrian χοαδηο ‎(xoadēo, lord), calque of Ancient Greek αὐτοκράτωρ ‎(autokrátōr).

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khedive ‎(plural khedives)

  1. The title of the monarch of Egypt in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, nominally a viceroy of the Sultan of Turkey.

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  1. ^ "khedive" in Online Etymology Dictionary