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From Persian شاه(šâh), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠(šāh), from Old Persian 𐏋 ( /xšāyaθiya/). Doublet of check. More at chess.

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shah (plural shahs)

 
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  1. A king of Persia or Iran.
  2. A supreme ruler in some Middle Eastern or South Asian nations.
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The wife of the last shah of Iran used the title shahbanu, which was translated as empress into English.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Ukrainian шаг (šah).

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shah (plural shahs or shahy or shahiv)

  1. (historical) A Ukrainian monetary unit.
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AlbanianEdit

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Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish شاه(shâh), from Persian شاه(shâh).

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shah m

  1. chess

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From Persian

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shah m (plural shahs)

  1. Alternative spelling of schah

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From Persian شاه(šāh), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠(šāh), from Old Persian 𐏋 (xšāyaθiya).

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shah c

  1. a shah; a king of Persia

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Declension of shah 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative shah shahen shaher shaherna
Genitive shahs shahens shahers shahernas

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