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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Begum  \Be"gum\,  n.  [Per.,  fr  Turk.,  perh.  properly  queen 
  mother,  fr  Turk.  beg  (see  {Beg},  n.)  +  Ar  umm  mother.] 
  In  the  East  Indies,  a  princess  or  lady  of  high  rank. 
  --Malcom. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  begum 
  n  :  a  Muslim  woman  of  high  rank  in  India  or  Pakistan 




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