shah

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃɑː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Etymology 1[edit]

From Persianشاه(šâh), from Middle Persian𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠(šāh), from Old Persian 𐏋 ( /⁠xšāyaθiya⁠/). Doublet of check. More at chess.

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Noun[edit]

shah (plural shahs)

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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last shah of Iran.
  1. A king of Persia or Iran.
    • 2011 [1977 December 31], Jimmy Carter, White House Diary[1], →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 156:
      We had a cordial welcome in Tehran from the shah and Empress Farah, a delightful banquet, and adequate time to discuss the Middle East and nuclear power affairs with the shah.
  2. A supreme ruler in some West Asian, Central Asian or South Asian nations.
Usage notes[edit]

The wife of the last shah of Iran used the title shahbanu, which was translated as empress into English. His sons used the title shahzada (shah's descendant), which was translated as prince into English.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ukrainian шаг (šah).

Noun[edit]

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shah (plural shahs or shahy or shahiv)

  1. (historical) A Ukrainian monetary unit.
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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkishشاه(shâh), from Persianشاه(šâh).

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shah m

  1. chess

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian.

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shah m (plural shahs)

  1. Alternative spelling of schah

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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shah m (definite singular shahen, indefinite plural shahar, definite plural shahane)

  1. alternative spelling of sjah

References[edit]

  • “shah”, in Norsk Ordbok: ordbok over det norske folkemålet og det nynorske skriftmålet, Oslo: Samlaget, 1950-2016

South Slavey[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃà(h)]
  • Hyphenation: shah

Noun[edit]

shah (stem -zha-)

  1. Fort Liard form of sah

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References[edit]

  • Keren Rice (1989) A Grammar of Slave, Berlin, West Germany: Mouton de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 37

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persianشاه(šâh), from Middle Persian𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠(šāh), from Old Persian 𐏋 (xšāyaθiya). Doublet of schack (chess; check).

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Noun[edit]

shah c

  1. a shah; a king of Persia

Declension[edit]

Declension of shah 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative shah shahen shaher shaherna
Genitive shahs shahens shahers shahernas

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