ağa

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See also: aga, Aga, AGA, ága, agá, agà, aĝa, and äga

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ottoman Turkish آغا (ağa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ağa

  1. elder brother
  2. uncle (meaning 1)
  3. uncle(meaning 3) — not always a member of the extended family, but in every case someone who gives you advice and support in different ways
  4. form of address to any man who is elder than you, showing both fondness and respect

Usage notes[edit]

Such words are far more usual in Crimean Tatar than words like sir in English, for example, and they are often hard to translate in any Western European languages.

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish آغا (ağa), from earlier *āɣa, from Proto-Turkic *āka (elder (brother)). The widespread sense is preserved in ağabey (elder brother).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈɰá/, [aˈɣá]

Noun[edit]

ağa (definite accusative ağayı, plural ağalar)

  1. lord, master
  2. chief, boss
  3. landowner

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative ağa
Definite accusative ağayı
Singular Plural
Nominative ağa ağalar
Definite accusative ağayı ağaları
Dative ağaya ağalara
Locative ağada ağalarda
Ablative ağadan ağalardan
Genitive ağanın ağaların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular ağam ağalarım
2nd singular ağan ağaların
3rd singular ağası ağaları
1st plural ağamız ağalarımız
2nd plural ağanız ağalarınız
3rd plural ağaları ağaları
Predicative forms
Singular Plural
1st singular ağayım ağalarım
2nd singular ağasın ağalarsın
3rd singular ağa
ağadır
ağalar
ağalardır
1st plural ağayız ağalarız
2nd plural ağasınız ağalarsınız
3rd plural ağalar ağalardır

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