- a title of honor, usually implying respect for age.
- a general.
Origin of aga
First recorded in 1590–1600, aga is from the Turkish word ağa lord
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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
July 26, 2014
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
December 15, 2013
The Agha's daughter was transformed in the eyes of her guest.
Max delivered a letter from DeLisle, and the Agha read it slowly through.
In that case the Agha of Djazerta would have no right to search among the women.
Conan, stooping above the body of the Agha, made no move to escape.The Devil in Iron
Robert E. Howard
The troops suffered severely, and the Agha Pacha was wounded.
- a variant spelling of aga
- trademark British a cooking range and heating system powered by solid fuel, electricity, or gas
C20: from (Svenskaa) A (ktiebolaget) Ga (sackumulator), the original Swedish manufacturer
- a title of respect, often used with the title of a senior position
- a military commander
C17: Turkish, literally: lord
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Word Origin and History for agha
title of rank, especially in Turkey, c.1600, from Turkish agha "chief, master, lord," related to East Turk. agha "elder brother."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper