Effendi meaning

ĭ-fĕndē
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Sir; Mr.: a former Turkish title of respect.
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Used as a title of respect for men in Turkey, equivalent to sir.
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Used as a title of respect for men in Turkey, equivalent to sir.
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An educated or respected man in the Near East.
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An educated or respected man in the Near East.
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In countries of the E Mediterranean, a man of high social status.
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An educated or well-respected man in an eastern Mediterranean or Arab country; often used as a title of respect or courtesy in Turkey or a former Ottoman territory.
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Origin of effendi

  • Turkish efendi from Medieval Greek aphentēs master alteration of Greek authentēs authentic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Turkish efendi from Medieval Greek aphentēs master alteration of Greek authentēs authentic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Turkish efendi, from Greek αφέντη (afénti), vocative of αφέντης (aféntis), from Ancient Greek αὐθέντης (authentēs, “lord, master”).

    From Wiktionary