Aga



a title of honor, usually implying respect for age.
a general.
Contemporary Examples

The onetime Prada campaign girl will likely convert to Islam to marry the eldest son of the aga Khan.
Model Kendra Spears Engaged to a Shi’a Prince Misty White Sidell April 29, 2013

There are three historic ones in town: Galatasaray, Cemberlitas, and aga, and all concierges will advise you to visit them.
The Breathtaking Mosques of Istanbul Jolie Hunt January 8, 2010

“The Internet cannot be forced back into the bottle—nor can market demand,” said Geoff Freeman, aga president and CEO.
Sheldon Adelson’s Republican Roulette: Can Online Gambling Be Banned? Patricia Murphy November 19, 2013

Much like the British monarchy, when the current aga Khan is ready to abdicate his post, he will personally choose a successor.
Model Kendra Spears Engaged to a Shi’a Prince Misty White Sidell April 29, 2013

For aga Malarczyk, 37, one of more than 50,000 Polish citizens living in Scotland, this is a deal breaker.
Scots Must Choose Heart or Head Nico Hines September 17, 2014

Historical Examples

He did not care for a monk, and not much for an agoumenos; but he felt small in the presence of a mighty Turkish aga.
Visits To Monasteries in the Levant Robert Curzon

Stay,” cried the aga, “I do not mean to rob you of your wine.
The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat

The aga was astonished, but presently he understood and took the tulip.
Halil the Pedlar Mr Jkai

His companion was an aga of the Janizaries, second only in rank to the chief aga.
The Captain of the Janizaries James M. Ludlow

Your indulgence, my aga,” replied the confectioner; “I will return in one minute.
The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat

noun (in the Ottoman Empire)
a title of respect, often used with the title of a senior position
a military commander
noun
trademark (Brit) a cooking range and heating system powered by solid fuel, electricity, or gas
n.

title of rank, especially in Turkey, c.1600, from Turkish agha “chief, master, lord,” related to East Turk. agha “elder brother.”
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