Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Pasha, a title of high rank in Turkey and Egypt, used after the proper name, formerly pertaining to Turkish princes of the blood, now conferred on high civil or military officers. Military pashas used to be distinguished by standards of one, two, or three horse-tails, according as they vrere generals of brigade, of division, or in command. The word used to be also found in the form hasha{w).