Definitions for padishahˈpɑ dɪˌʃɑ, -ˌʃɔ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pa•di•shahˈpɑ dɪˌʃɑ, -ˌʃɔ(n.)
(often cap.) great king; emperor (a title, esp. of the shah of Iran).
Origin of padishah:
1605–15; < Pers (poetical form), =pādi- (earlier pati) lord +shāhshah
a ruler of a Muslim country or state
Origin: From پادشاه, Pahlavi pātaqšāh.
chief ruler; monarch; sovereign; -- a title of the Sultan of Turkey, and of the Shah of Persia
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
from two Persian words meaning "protector prince," is a title given to the Shah of Persia and the Sultan of Turkey, and at one time applied, among others, to the Emperors of Austria and Russia.