Pronounced Pron. AGA, AHA [key]
Other Forms FormsAğa (Turkish), Aga
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Contributor Contrib.Hassan Agha on 1/30/2013
Means "chief, master, lord" in Turkish. From the Turkish ağa 'chief, master, lord', from the Old Turkish aqa 'elder brother'. Traditionally it was a title for a civilian or military officer, or often part of such title, and was placed after the name of certain military functionaries in the Ottoman Empire. At the same time some court functionaries were entitled to the agha title.