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"So we shall have the shah of Persia," the young woman was saying.

No doubt, on the left wing, by Shah Dara, the battle had commenced.

The first that is known, the Shah Jehan had it in his treasure-house.

There is a marked silence in the assembly, and Shah Sevar looks serious.

Shah Sevar sits erect on his dromedary and leads the assault.

That is for the Shah in Tehran, who has become the servant of the Russian!

They have roads, they have Cossacks, they have the Shah under their thumb.

About the end of April an envoy from the Shah arrived at Finkenstein.

"Now show me an eclipse of the sun," said the Shah, speaking in French.

They seized the aged rabbi of the city and brought him before the Shah.

WORD ORIGIN

title of the king of Persia, 1560s, shaw, from Persian shah, shortened from Old Persian xšayathiya "king," from Indo-Iranian *ksayati "he has power over, rules" from PIE *tke- "to gain control of, gain power over" (cf. Sanskrit ksatram "dominion;" Greek krasthai "to acquire, get," kektesthai "to possess"). His wife is a shahbanu (from banu "lady"); his son is a shahzadah (from zadah "son").

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