Agha



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

agha believes that without the U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, the Taliban will quickly regain power.
Afghan Diplomat: The Security Agreement Will Be Signed Jacob Siegel, Sami Yousafzai January 30, 2014

French president François Mitterrand rested his head here multiple times, as did Princess Diana of Wales and the agha Khan.
Winston Churchill’s Egyptian Getaway: The Old Cataract Hotel Lauren Bohn December 14, 2013

Not so long ago, agha Jan Motasim was one of the most important men in the Afghan Taliban.
Afghanistan: A Moderate Defies the Taliban Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau April 24, 2012

“We would not mind even if Israeli forces stay in Afghanistan and guard us from Taliban and Pakistan,” agha says.
Afghan Diplomat: The Security Agreement Will Be Signed Jacob Siegel, Sami Yousafzai January 30, 2014

In recent years the former colleague has gone into business, working in the Afghan provinces, but he and agha have remained close.
Can the Taliban Avoid Fracturing Over the Qatar Peace Talks? Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau February 22, 2012

Historical Examples

Our agha hopes that this will keep him from giving more trouble.
Our Little Persian Cousin E. Cutler Shedd

The agha’s daughter was transformed in the eyes of her guest.
A Soldier of the Legion C. N. Williamson

Certainly Bey, on my head and eyes be it, said the obliging agha; and this was the form in which the hint arrived.
The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram

Conan, stooping above the body of the agha, made no move to escape.
The Devil in Iron Robert E. Howard

She is in the south, visiting the daughter of an agha who is very loyal to France as a servant, very loyal to me as a friend.
A Soldier of the Legion C. N. Williamson

noun
a variant spelling of aga
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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