pasha

Part of speech: noun

A Turkish or Egyptian general, governor, or high functionary. pacha.

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Usage examples "pasha":

  1. When with the army he lived like a pasha; he smoked, was almost constantly in bed, and gave himself up to the pleasures of the table. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  2. The Pasha Pertao was invited to dinner by the governor of Edren, Emin Pasha: when the meal was over, black coffee was brought, and he was told that the sultan commanded him to take poison in it. - "Timar's Two Worlds", Mór Jókai.
  3. Through the bankers of Antwerp a French king might borrow money of a Turkish pasha. - "A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.", Carlton J. H. Hayes.