أفندي

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps via Turkish efendi, from Greek αφέντη (afénti), vocative of αφέντης (aféntis), from Ancient Greek αὐθέντης (authéntēs, lord, master).

Noun[edit]

أَفَنْدِي (ʾafandīm (dual أَفَنْدِيَّان (ʾafandiyyān), plural أَفَنْدِيَّة (ʾafandiyya))

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

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References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “أفندي”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN