shah

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See also: Shah and shāh

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

From Persian شاه(šâh), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠(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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  1. A king of Persia or Iran.
    • 2011 [31 December 1977], Carter, Jimmy, White House Diary[1], →ISBN, LCCN 2010015544, OCLC 712116640, 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 Middle Eastern 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.

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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 Turkish شاه(shâh), from Persian شاه(shâh).

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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]

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shah

  1. Fort Liard form of sah

References[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian شاه(šāh), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠(šāh), from Old Persian 𐏋 (xšāyaθiya). Doublet of schack (chess; check)

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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