This privilege is granted to them on payment of a sum of money to the effendi in charge of the Haram.
"Everything that you have ordered has been done, effendi," he said humbly.
“You may think that those are, effendi,” said Yussuf in his quiet way.
“They are young, effendi, healthy and strong,” said Yussuf gravely.
"effendi, if you would break bread again you must come with us," said the officer.
No, effendi,” he exclaimed sharply; “not that way, but this.
"Go and kiss the feet of this effendi," said the Turkoman to the prisoner.
“There is time for neither, effendi,” said Yussuf, taking out his revolver.
But through the eyes of your wife, effendi; she read me first—we understand each other!
It is not a drink for a true believer, but it is a wonderful medicine, effendi.
Turkish title of respect, 1610s, from Turkish efendi, title of respect applied to professionals and officials, corruption of Greek authentes "lord, master" (in Modern Greek aphente; see authentic).