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 hereditary monarch of Egypt from 1805-1914, nominally ruling as a viceroy of the Sultan of Turkey.

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