- 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 aphent&emacron;s, master, alteration of Greek authent&emacron;s; see authentic.