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aga1

Syllabification: a·ga
Pronunciation: /ˈäɡə
 
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noun

chiefly historical
(In Muslim countries, especially under the Ottoman Empire) a military commander or official.
Example sentences
  • The aga was also charged of controlling all the goods and passengers to embark since they needed the bey’s permission
  • Many of the exiled agas eventually found their ways back from Syria and took up their feudal roles, but they did not reclaim this village.
  • Wealthy Turkish Agas and Beys lived in the town as well.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Turkish ağa 'master, lord', from Mongolian aqa.

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  • saga from (early 18th century):

    The original medieval sagas told traditional stories of the families of Iceland and the kings of Norway. No one in Britain paid much attention to them until the 18th century, at the same time as the word saga entered the language. Its old Icelandic original is the equivalent of English saw in old saw, an old proverb or maxim, and meant ‘a narrative, a story’. From the mid 19th century saga came also to apply to stories of heroic achievement and then to novels tracing families through several generations. The 1990s gave us the Aga saga, a novel by a writer such as Joanna Trollope set in a rural location and concerning the emotional lives of characters who set great store by their Aga, a stove invented in Sweden. Aga (mid 20th century) gets its name from the initial letters of Svenska Aktienbolaget Gasackumulator, Swedish Gas Accumulator Company, the original manufacturers.

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Line breaks: Aga
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːɡə/

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noun

British trademark
A type of heavy heat-retaining stove or range used for cooking and heating.

Origin

1930s: from the Swedish name (Svenskaa) A(ktiebolaget) Ga(sackumulator) 'Swedish Gas Accumulator Company', the original manufacturer.

Words that rhyme with Aga

Braga, dagga, dargah, laager, lager, naga, Onondaga, raga, saga

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