Shah (?), n. [Per. shah a king, sovereign, prince. Cf. Checkmate, Chess, Pasha.]

The title of the supreme ruler in certain Eastern countries, especially Persia.

[Written also schah.]

Shah Nameh. [Per., Book of Kings.] A celebrated historical poem written by Firdousi, being the most ancient in the modern Persian language.

Brande & C.

 

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