әфәнде

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Bashkir[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via Volga Turki, from Ottoman Turkish أفندي (efendi) (compare modern Turkish efendi, also possibly mediated by Arabic أَفَنْدِي (ʾafandī)), from Greek αφέντη (afénti), vocative of αφέντης (aféntis), from Ancient Greek αὐθέντης (authéntēs, lord, master).

Cognate with Kazakh әпенді (äpendi, eccentric person), Kyrgyz апенде (apende)/апенди (apendi, eccentric person), Uzbek afandi (honorific address; an eccentric person), Uyghur ئەپەندى (ependi, honorific address; an eccentric person).

The peculiar meaning of "eccentric person" in Central Asian languages evolved as this term had become the alias of Nasreddin Afandi, a literary сharacter known for his eccentricity.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [æ.fæn.ˈdɪ̞]
  • Hyphenation: ә‧фән‧де

Noun[edit]

әфәнде (äfände)

  1. Honorific address on an adult male; mister, sir

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Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

әфәнде (äfände)

  1. mister, sir.