(In Muslim countries, especially under the Ottoman Empire) a military commander or official.
More example sentences
- The aga was also charged of controlling all the goods and passengers to embark since they needed the beys 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.
mid 16th century: from Turkish ağa 'master, lord', from Mongolian aqa.
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