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Shah is a kind of magic word with the Persian people.
Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

Meaning of "shah" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHAH

From Persian: king.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHAH

shah  [ʃɑː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHAH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shah is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHAH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Shah

Šâh is a title given to the emperors/kings and lords of Iran a.k.a. Persia. In Iran the title was continuously used; rather than King in the European sense, each Persian ruler regarded himself as the Šâhanšâh or Emperor of the Persian Empire. In Pakistan and India, the title was used by Mughal rulers. The word descends from Old Persian Xšâyathiya "king", which must be a borrowing from Median, and is derived from the same root as Avestan xšaΘra-, "power" and "command", corresponding to Sanskrit kṣatra-, from which kṣatriya-, "warrior", is derived. The full, Old Persian title of the Achaemenid rulers of the First Persian Empire was Xšâyathiya Xšâyathiyânâm or Šâhe Šâhân, "King of Kings" or "Emperor". The Indian surname Shah has a different source.

Definition of shah in the English dictionary

The definition of shah in the dictionary is a ruler of certain Middle Eastern countries, esp Iran.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHAH

shaggy cap
shaggy dog story
shaggymane
shagpile
shagreen
shagreen ray
shagroon
shagtastic
Shah Jahan
Shah of Iran
shahada
Shahaptan
Shahaptian
Shahaptin
Shaharith
shahdom
shaheed
Shahjahanpur
Shahn
shahtoosh

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHAH

Abdullah
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Allah
brachah
dah
Deborah
ephah
hah
Hannah
Jephthah
Kermanshah
lah
Leah
noah
Padishah
Parashah
sabkhah
Sarah
Utah
yeah

Synonyms and antonyms of shah in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «shah» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHAH

Find out the translation of shah to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of shah from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shah» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

沙阿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

shah
570 millions of speakers

English

shah
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शाह
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الشاه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шах
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

shah
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শাহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

shah
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Shah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schah
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シャー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Shah
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

shah
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஷா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शाह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şah
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scià
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Shah
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шах
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

shah
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

σάχης
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Shah
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

shah
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

shah
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shah

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHAH»

The term «shah» is very widely used and occupies the 8.742 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHAH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shah

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QUOTES WITH «SHAH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word shah.
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Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
Shah is a kind of magic word with the Persian people.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHAH»

Discover the use of shah in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shah and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle ...
This is the first full-length account of the CIA's coup d'etat in Iran in 1953—a covert operation whose consequences are still with us today.
Stephen Kinzer, 2011
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Shah of Shahs
In a deserted Teheran hotel, Ry-szard Kapuscinski tries to make journalistic and human sense out of the mass of notes, tapes, and photographs he has accumulated during his extended stay in Iran. Just what happened and how?
Ryzard Kapuscinski, 1985
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Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design
Critical coverage for complex engineering design analysis features step-by-step guidelines for rating and sizing design procedures for four types of exchangers (extended surface, plate-type, regenerator, and shell-and-tube), examinations of ...
Ramesh K. Shah, Dusan P. Sekulic, 2003
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Supply Chain Management: Text and Cases
Janat Shah brings all his experience and knowledge of supply chain management to this book to present the reader with the concepts, using examples, caselets and case studies from the Indian context.
Janat Shah, 2009
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The Sufis
This work offers coverage of the spiritual and psychological tradition of Sufism. It shows that Sufism is not the preserve of ecstatic religionists, but has a contribution to make to human culture and philosophy.
Idries Shah, 1999
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The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years
In The Fever, the journalist Sonia Shah sets out to answer these questions, delivering a timely, inquisitive chronicle of the illness and its influence on human lives.
Sonia Shah, 2010
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Men of Order: Authoritarian Modernization Under Atatürk and ...
In this book, the authors trace the emergence of Atatürk and Reza Shah through the constitutional revolutions in Iran and the Ottoman Empire, which led to the introduction of European social models, the establishment of dictatorship and of ...
Touraj Atabaki, Erik J. Zurcher, 2004
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The Life and Times of the Shah
Gholam Reza Afkhami uses his unparalleled access to a large number of individuals—including high-ranking figures in the shah's regime, members of his family, and members of the opposition—to depict the unfolding of the shah's life ...
Gholam Reza Afkhami, 2008
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Bahadur Shah Zafar; And the War of 1857 in Delhi
The Book Brings Alive, To The Present-Day Reader, The Trauma Of Living In 1857, A Trauma That People Like Syed Ahmad Khan And The Poet Mirza Ghalib Experienced.
S. Mahdi Husain, 2006
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Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah
Life and works of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, Sultan of Golkunda, 1565-1612, Urdu poet.
Masʻūd Ḥusain K̲h̲ān̲, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHAH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shah is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shah's spreadsheet
As his own fortunes get inextricably linked to the BJP winning Bihar, party chief Amit Shah devises a three-pronged strategy-centring around caste-to thwart the ... «India Today, Jul 15»
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Shah Rukh Khan's track record against me is 100 per cent: Salman …
Superstar Salman Khan says Shah Rukh Khan's film “Raees” may be clashing with his “Sultan” next Eid, but the latter has nothing to worry about as he has ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
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3rd Test, Day 1: Yasir Shah shakes up Sri Lanka in decider
Pakistan`s prolific leg-spinner Yasir Shah grabbed three wickets to slow Sri Lanka`s progress on the opening day of the decisive third and final Test in Pallekele ... «Zee News, Jul 15»
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Yasir Shah holds the ball as he leaves the ground. — AFP/File
It took Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah just nine Test matches and a rich haul against Sri Lanka to grab the No. 9 spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ... «DAWN.com, Jun 15»
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Bihar polls: BJP-led NDA to campaign jointly with LJP, Amit Shah
New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday held talks with Lok Janshakti Party head Ram Vilas Paswan as BJP-led NDA decided to jointly campaign in Bihar ... «Firstpost, Jun 15»
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Naz Shah: 'I pity George Galloway for being so desperate'
Today is Naz Shah's first official day as Labour's MP for Bradford West. After a long exhausting campaign against her opponent, George Galloway, she should ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
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Amit Shah sounds bugle for Bihar elections with jibe at Nitish
BENGALURU: BJP has set its eyes on Bihar where assembly polls are due later this year with party chief Amit Shah targeting the Nitish Kumar government as ... «Times of India, Apr 15»
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Who is Suleyman Shah and why is his tomb so important?
Turkish troops entered Syria in the dead of night on Saturday to destroy the current tomb of Suleyman Shah and move the precious shrine to a safer place. «Telegraph.co.uk, Feb 15»
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Furious Amit Shah pulls up Delhi BJP over internal survey predicting …
The narrative so far has been Prime Minister Narendra Modi envisages and party chief Amit Shah disposes, but the Delhi unit is playing spoiler to 'Mission 60+' ... «Daily Mail, Jan 15»
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Maharashtra's warring cabinet: Amit Shah steps in, tells BJP …
Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah has asked Maharashtra BJP ministers and party leaders to work together with better coordination to avoid differences on ... «Firstpost, Jan 15»

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