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Agha

Aga \A*ga"\ or ||Agha \A*gha"\ ([.a]*g[aum]" or [=a]"g[.a]), n. In Turkey, a commander or chief officer. It is used also as a title of respect.

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agha

n. An honorific for high officials used in Turkey and certain Muslim countries.

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Agha (Ottoman Empire)

Agha, also Aga ( Ottoman Turkish: أغا, Persian: آقا ağa "chief, master, lord"), as an honorific title for a civilian or military officer, or often part of such title, 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.

Agha (actor)

Agha (21 March 1914 – 30 April 1992) was an Indian film actor of Bollywood films of Persian descent. He was known for comic roles and modeled himself on Bob Hope's style of acting. He appeared in over 300 Hindi films in his career between 1935 and 1986. His son, Jalal Agha, also became an actor, most known for the song, Mehbooba Mehbooba in Sholay (1975).

Agha

Agha may refer to:

  • Agha (Ottoman Empire), a civilian and military title in the Ottoman Empire and Safavid Empire especially among the Qizilbash
  • Agha (actor), Indian film actor and producer of Bollywood films who started his film career with the film Daulat in 1937
  • Agha, Iran (disambiguation), places in Iran

Usage examples of "agha".

  They parted as their commander strode through them, and to my relief I saw that it was not Salan but the barrel-chested figure of Agha Shah Azuin.

  If they had been, I, Daru, son of Agha Shah Azuin, would have killed them myself.

  The entire village of Agha Shah Azuin, the blue tiled mosque and the rows of houses as squat and strong as forts, had disappeared.

  On the outskirts of what had once been Agha Shah Azuin's village, the foundations of houses protruded through the mud and silt.

He was strangled by the janissaries, and some days later they elected their current Agha, Omar Pasha, as the new Dey.

He went silently in his soft leather boots, his gaze sifting every shadow in eagerness to catch sight of the splendid tawny-haired beauty of whom he had dreamed ever since he had seen her in the pavilion of Jehungir Agha by Fort Ghori.

He went silently in his soft leather boots, his gaze sifting every shadow in eagerness to catch sight of the splendid, tawny-haired beauty of whom he had dreamed ever since he had seen her in the pavilion of Jehungir Agha by Fort Ghori.

Jehungir Agha, lord of Khawarizm and keeper of the costal border, scanned once more the ornate parchment scroll with its peacock seal and laughed shortly and sardonically.

Jehungir Agha waited with growing impatience in his boat among the reeds.

Jehungir Agha had escaped the doom that had overtaken his warriors when an iron giant sallied suddenly from the gate and battered and crushed them into bits of shredded flesh and splintered bone.

He knew somehow that the bolukbashis were equivalent to captains, and that the Aghabashis were one rank above the bolukbashis, and that the Agha of the Janissaries was a General.

When he heard this voice, coming (as we soon realized) from a great mausoleum where a murdered agha had been entombed, he was about to bolt for the city gates.

But another chevalier, riding knee to knee with the Duke to his left side, leaned askew in his saddle and answered, “Yes, your grace, that is the Agha of the Janissaries.

To the Hindoo Agha Mir, Madam Scheer (formerly Miss Esteve) writes saying she is quite satisfied with his work.

I am sending you by telegraph money order the sum of… to reward you…" The Hindoo Agha Mir foretells your future and reads all your thoughts in a precise and inexplicable way.