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ˈpɑ ʃə, ˈpæʃ ə, pəˈʃɑ, -ˈʃɔPasha

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pasha, pachanoun

    a civil or military authority in Turkey or Egypt


  1. pashanoun

    A high-ranking Turkish military officer, especially as a commander or regional governor; the highest honorary title during the Ottoman Empire.

  2. Etymology: From پاشا (Turkish paşa), from پادشاه.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pashanoun

    an honorary title given to officers of high rank in Turkey, as to governers of provinces, military commanders, etc. The earlier form was bashaw

  2. Etymology: [Turk. psh, bsh; cf. Per. bsh, bdshh; perh. a corruption of Per. pdishh. Cf. Bashaw, Padishah, Shah.]


  1. Pasha

    Pasha or pascha, formerly bashaw, was a high rank in the Ottoman Empire political system, typically granted to governors, generals and dignitaries. As an honorary title, Pasha, in one of its various ranks, is equivalent to the British title of Lord, and was also one of the highest titles in pre-republican Egypt. There were three ranks of pashas: the first, or highest class, had the privilege of bearing a standard of three horse-tails, the second of two, and the third of one.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pasha

    Pacha, pash′ä, n. a title given to Turkish officers who are governors of provinces or hold high naval and military commands.—ns. Pash′alic, Pach′alic, the jurisdiction of a pasha. [Turk.,—Pers. pāshā, pādshāh.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pasha

    a Turkish title, originally bestowed on princes of the blood, but now extended to governors of provinces and prominent officers in the army and navy.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pasha

    Viceroy. A Turkish title of honour and command.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pasha

    (from the Persian padishah, “powerful ruler”). A title applied in the Ottoman empire to governors of provinces, or military and naval commanders of high rank. The distinctive badge of a pasha is a horse-tail, waving from the end of a staff crowned with a gilt ball; in war, this badge is always carried before him when he goes abroad, and is at other times planted in front of his tent. There are three grades of pashas, which are distinguished by the number of horse-tails on their standards; those of the highest rank are pashas of three tails, and include, in general, the highest functionaries, civil and military. All pashas of this class have the title of vizier. The pashas of two tails are the governors of provinces, who are generally called by the simple title “pasha.” The pashas of one tail, the lowest rank of pashas, are provincial governors. See Horse-tail.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Pasha

    A Western corruption of the Turkish “Pashaw,” from the Persian bâshâ, a governor or ruler of a province under the Shah or King.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pasha in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pasha in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Pasha in a Sentence

  1. Selahattin Demirtas:

    You (AKP) are very hard on C.U.P. when you wish, you can even say that "C.U.P. ideology has brought tyranny to this land". But when it is about the Armenians you can be even more pro-Enver than Enver or pro-Talat than Talat. I am truly amazed. (Referring to the 2 leaders, Enver Pasha and Talat Pasha of Committee of Union and Progress which was the de-facto ruler of Ottoman Empire during events of mass killings and deportations of Armenians.)

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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    • A. dangerous
    • B. aligned
    • C. squashy
    • D. nasty

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