khedive


noun

  1. the title of the Turkish viceroys in Egypt from 1867 to 1914.

noun

  1. the viceroy of Egypt under Ottoman suzerainty (1867–1914)
n.

Turkish viceroy of Egypt, 1867, from French khédive, from Turkish khidiv, from Persian khidiw “prince,” derivative of khuda “master, prince,” from Old Persian khvadata- “lord,” from compound *khvat-data-, literally “created from oneself,” from khvat- (from PIE *swe-tos “from oneself,” ablative of root *s(w)e-; see idiom) + data- “created.”

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