One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A title formerly used for various rulers, including the shah of Iran and the sultan of Turkey.
- ‘The next day the Hoja went to the palace of the padishah and got two pounds of gold.’
- ‘During this time the lala was travelling in the wedding procession to the palace of the Padishah to whom the Princess was to be given in marriage.’
- ‘In the Sultan's letters, the king of France was called padishah or emperor, like the Sultan himself.’
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