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pasha

Turkish honorary title formerly given to officers of high rank, 1640s, from Turkish pasha, also basha, from bash "head, chief" (no clear distinction between -b- and -p- in Turkish), from Old Persian pati- "master" (from PIE root *poti- "powerful; lord") + root of shah. Earlier in English as bashaw (1530s).

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Definitions of pasha

pasha (n.)
a civil or military authority in Turkey or Egypt;
Synonyms: pacha
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