effendi

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noun ef·fen·di \e-ˈfen-dē, ə-\

Definition of effendi

  1. :  a man of property, authority, or education in an eastern Mediterranean country

Origin and Etymology of effendi

Turkishefendi master, from Modern Greek aphentēs, alteration of Greek authentēs — more at authentic


First Known Use: 1614


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