Definition of effendi in English:

effendi

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Pronunciation: /ɛˈfɛndi
 
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noun (plural effendis)

  • 1A man of high education or social standing in an eastern Mediterranean or Arab country.
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    • Thanks to the Jewish settlers, land values had increased, benefiting the effendi enormously.
  • 1.1 historical A title of respect or courtesy in Turkey.

Origin

early 17th century: from Turkish efendi, from modern Greek aphentēs, from Greek authentēs 'lord, master'.

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