noun (in Turkey and other Muslim countries)
Origin of aga
Examples from the Web for aga
For Aga Malarczyk, 37, one of more than 50,000 Polish citizens living in Scotland, this is a deal breaker.
The Aga Khan opened the museum in Toronto, as tension rises between Islam and the West.
“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 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Spears in the third model to marry into the Aga Khan family.Kate Upton Named Model of the Year; Alexander McQueen’s London Home for Sale|The Fashion Beast Team|September 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Much like the British monarchy, when the current Aga Khan is ready to abdicate his post, he will personally choose a successor.
His companion was an Aga of the Janizaries, second only in rank to the chief Aga.
With impatience the Aga conversed with the various commanders who thronged him, and as soon as possible dismissed them.
I care not for the Janizary, though you were the Aga himself, instead of a mutilated slave.
The chief Aga waved his hand to an attendant, and 152 the military court was formally opened.
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
British Dictionary definitions for aga (1 of 2)
noun (in the Ottoman Empire)
Word Origin for aga
British Dictionary definitions for aga (2 of 2)
Word Origin for Aga
Word Origin and History for aga
title of rank, especially in Turkey, c.1600, from Turkish agha "chief, master, lord," related to East Turk. agha "elder brother."