آغا

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Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

آغا (ağa)

  1. lord, master
  2. eldest brother
  3. eldest paternal uncle
  4. head of household
  5. head male servant
  6. agha, an honorific title of address; Mr., sir
  7. agha, a title of various military and civil officers

Persian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Turkic. Compare Turkish ağa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

آغا (âğâ)

  1. Mrs.; Lady; Madam
  2. eunuch
  3. (informal or misspelled) Mr.
  4. (informal or misspelled) sir, gentleman
  5. agha, aga

Usage notes[edit]

Persian does not have grammatical gender, but in formal writing, آغا (âğâ) is considered the semantically feminine form of the homophone آقا (âqâ, Mr., sir).


Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian آغا (âqâ), from Turkic. Compare Turkish ağa.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

آغا (āġāmHindi spelling आग़ा

  1. Mr.
  2. sir, gentleman
  3. master
  4. owner
  5. lord