pasha Turkish honorary title formerly given to officers of high rank, 1640s, from Turk. pasha, earlier basha, from bash "head, chief" (no clear distinction between -b- and -p- in Turk.), Earlier in English as bashaw (1530s).

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  • Pasha — or pacha, formerly bashaw, ( tr. paşa پاشا) (Persian: پاشا) (Armenian: Փաշա) was a high rank in the Ottoman Empire political system, typically granted to governors and generals. As an honorary title, Pasha in one of its various ranks is… …   Wikipedia

  • Pasha — ist: ein Protein im Enzymkomplex Microprocessor complex die englische Schreibweise von Pascha Juliana Pasha (*1980), albanische Sängerin Ahmed Shuja Pasha (1952 ), pakistanischer Geheimdienstler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pasha — Pa*sha , n. [Turk. p[=a]sh[=a], b[=a]sh[=a]; cf. Per. b[=a]sh[=a], b[=a]dsh[=a]h; perh. a corruption of Per. p[=a]dish[=a]h. Cf. {Bashaw}, {Padishah}, {Shah}.] An honorary title given to officers of high rank in Turkey, as to governers of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pasha — Pȁsha ž <G mn Pȃshā/ ī> DEFINICIJA 1. jud., v. Pesah 2. kat. blagdan Kristova uskrsnuća, Uskrs ONOMASTIKA Pàškval m. os. ime (← mlet.); isto: Pàskal; hip.: Páško; ž. os. imena: Paskvàlina (Paskvalína), Paškvàlina; hip.: Páška (imena se, ob …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Pasha — m, f Russian: pet form of both Pavel (see PAUL (SEE Paul)) and PRASKOVYA (SEE Praskovya) …   First names dictionary

  • pasha — (also pacha) ► NOUN historical ▪ the title of a Turkish officer of high rank. ORIGIN Turkish …   English terms dictionary

  • pasha — [pə shä′, pä′shə, pash′ə] n. [Turk paşa] Historical in the Ottoman Empire, a) a title of rank or honor placed after the name b) a high civil or military official …   English World dictionary

  • pasha — pashadom, n. /pah sheuh, pash euh, peuh shah , shaw /, n. a title, placed after the name, formerly held by high officials in countries under Turkish rule. Also, pacha. [1640 50; < Turk pasa; see BASHAW] * * * (as used in expressions) Emin Pasha… …   Universalium

  • pasha — Bashaw Ba*shaw , n. [See {Pasha}.] 1. A Turkish title of honor, now written {pasha}. See {Pasha}. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: A magnate or grandee. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) A very large siluroid fish ({Leptops olivaris}) of the Mississippi… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pasha — Pacha (titre) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pacha. Le mot pacha (Turc : paşa, parfois transcrit pascha ou bashaw) vient du persan padshah ou padeshah qui signifie roi. Il définit un office de haut rang dans le système politique de l… …   Wikipédia en Français

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