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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pasha  \Pa*sha"\,  n.  [Turk.  p[=a]sh[=a],  b[=a]sh[=a];  cf  Per. 
  b[=a]sh[=a],  b[=a]dsh[=a]h;  perh.  a  corruption  of  Per. 
  p[=a]dish[=a]h.  Cf  {Bashaw},  {Padishah},  {Shah}.] 
  An  honorary  title  given  to  officers  of  high  rank  in  Turkey, 
  as  to  governers  of  provinces,  military  commanders,  etc  The 
  earlier  form  was  {bashaw}.  [Written  also  {pacha}.] 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bashaw  \Ba*shaw"\,  n.  [See  {Pasha}.] 
  1.  A  Turkish  title  of  honor,  now  written  {pasha}.  See 
  2.  Fig.:  A  magnate  or  grandee. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  very  large  siluroid  fish  ({Leptops  olivaris}) 
  of  the  Mississippi  valley;  --  also  called  {goujon},  {mud 
  cat},  and  {yellow  cat}.