Etymology
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bey (n.)

"governor of a Turkish district," 1590s, from Turkish bey, a title of honor in princely families, the Osmanli equivalent of Turkish beg, which is cognate with Persian baig "a lord."

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Definitions of bey

bey (n.)
(formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt;
bey (n.)
the governor of a district or province in the Ottoman Empire;
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