Note: ☞ There are three classes of pashas, whose rank is distinguished by the number of the horsetails borne on their standards, being one, two, or three, a pasha of three tails being the highest.
Etymology: Turk. pāshā bāshā; cf. Per. bāshā bādshāh; perh. a corruption of Per. pādishāh. Cf. Bashaw Padishah Shah