effendi

[ ih-fen-dee ]
/ ɪˈfɛn di /

noun, plural ef·fen·dis.

a former Turkish title of respect, especially for government officials.
(in eastern Mediterranean countries) a man who is a member of the aristocracy.

Origin of effendi

1605–15; < Turkish efendi < Modern Greek, Greek authentḗs doer, master. See authentic
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effendi

/ (ɛˈfɛndɪ) /

noun plural -dis

(in the Ottoman Empire) a title of respect used to address men of learning or social standing
(in Turkey since 1934) the oral title of address equivalent to Mr

Word Origin for effendi

C17: from Turkish efendi master, from Modern Greek aphentēs, from Greek authentēs lord, doer; see authentic
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