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agha

[ah-guh] /ˈɑ gə/
noun
1.
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aga

or agha

[ah-guh] /ˈɑ gə/
noun, (in Turkey and other Muslim countries)
1.
a title of honor, usually implying respect for age.
2.
a general.
Origin of aga
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600, aga is from the Turkish word ağa lord
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  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for agha

agha

/ˈɑːɡə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of aga

Aga

/ˈɑːɡə/
noun
1.
trademark (Brit) a cooking range and heating system powered by solid fuel, electricity, or gas
Word Origin
C20: from (Svenskaa) A(ktiebolaget) Ga(sackumulator), the original Swedish manufacturer

aga

/ˈɑːɡə/
noun (in the Ottoman Empire)
1.
a title of respect, often used with the title of a senior position
2.
a military commander
Word Origin
C17: Turkish, literally: lord
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Word Origin and History for agha

aga

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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