- Sir; Mr.: a former Turkish title of respect
- in countries of the E Mediterranean, a man of high social status as a result of wealth, education, or position in the government
Origin of effendiTurkish efendi from Modern Greek aphent?s from Classical Greek authent?s, a master: see authentic
- Used as a title of respect for men in Turkey, equivalent to sir.
- An educated or respected man in the Near East.
Origin of effendiTurkish efendi from Medieval Greek aphentēs master alteration of Greek authentēs ; see authentic .