khedive

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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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