noun (in Turkey and other Muslim countries)
Origin of aga
Examples from the Web for agha
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of agha
In that case the Agha of Djazerta would have no right to search among the women.
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.
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.
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."