noun (in Turkey and other Muslim countries)
Origin of aga
Examples from the Web for agha
The second was Marach Agha, 22; according to the Army, Agha may have been deaf or intellectually disabled.‘Kill Team’: The Documentary the Army Doesn’t Want You to See|Andrew Romano|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Agha believes that without the U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, the Taliban will quickly regain power.
“We would not mind even if Israeli forces stay in Afghanistan and guard us from Taliban and Pakistan,” Agha says.
At 75 years old, the tribal leader Agha has lived through decades of war and upheaval.
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 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Aziz says that if it had not been for the Agha's coolness, all our lives would have been sacrificed.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
When the agha went back to the city to become its governor Karim bade good-bye to his parents and went with him.
"They say that our agha may even become the governor," added Shahbaz, who had just come in.
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.
In that case the Agha of Djazerta would have no right to search among the women.
Word Origin for Aga
noun (in the Ottoman Empire)
Word Origin for aga
title of rank, especially in Turkey, c.1600, from Turkish agha "chief, master, lord," related to East Turk. agha "elder brother."