Monday, November 26, 2007

Word of the Week: Pasha

pasha (PA-shuh, PASH-uh, puh-SHAH) noun

A person of high rank or importance.

[From Turkish pasa, from Persian padshah, from pati (master) + shah (king).
Pasha was used as a title of high-ranking officials in the Ottoman Empire.]

-Anu Garg (words at

"The rise and rise of Ajay Bijli as the pasha of Indian multiplexes
is born out of his passion for motion pictures."
Moinak Mitra & Shubham Mukherjee; Sundowner with Ajay Bijli;
The Economic Times (New Delhi, India); Oct 6, 2007.

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