noun (in Turkey and other Muslim countries)

  1. a title of honor, usually implying respect for age.
  2. a general.

noun (in the Ottoman Empire)

  1. a title of respect, often used with the title of a senior position
  2. a military commander


  1. trademark British a cooking range and heating system powered by solid fuel, electricity, or gas

title of rank, especially in Turkey, c.1600, from Turkish agha “chief, master, lord,” related to East Turk. agha “elder brother.”

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