See also: efendî

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Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish افندی(efendi), from Greek αφέντη (afénti), vocative of αφέντης (aféntis), from Ancient Greek αὐθέντης (authéntēs, lord, master).

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effendi (plural effendis)

  1. An educated or well-respected man in an eastern Mediterranean or Arab country; often used as a title of respect or courtesy in Turkey or a former Ottoman territory.

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