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Meaning of shah

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Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez


Also used Sah or Sha. It is the transliteration of a word in Persian meaning King. It was the name of a god of Egyptian mythology husband of Sotis or Sothis. In Greek it was known as Orion. It was also a title given to iran's former rulers. In Persian he means King or Emperor. It is also the abbreviation of that name or title (Shahanshah), which means King of Kings. The female is Shahbanou which means Queen or Empress.


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SHAH Rey, head of government of Persia, today Iran. Title that was copied by some Muslim states, such as the Ottoman Empire and Mughal, as padishah.


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