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AGHA (AH-guh)

Used as a title for a civil or military leader, especially in Turkey.

Common clues: Eastern potentate; Turkish title; Turkish bigwig; Ottoman pooh-bah; Muslim honorific

Related crosswordese: AGA

Crossword puzzle frequency: 10 times a year

Frequency in English language: 26772 / 86800

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Agha (or Aga) from Turkish Agha ‘leader’, ‘ruler’. Title for a civil or military officer, or often part of such title. As a title it was placed after the name of the certain military functionaries at the same time some Court functionaries were entitled to the agha title.

Crimean Agha Dedesh, portraited in 1664 for king John II Casimir by Daniel Schultz.

In the Ottoman Empire, commanders of the different branches of military services were called aghas, i.e., azap agha, besli agha, janissary agha: the commanders of azaps, beslis, and janissaries.

This designation was given to commanders of smaller military units too, for instance the bulyuk agha, odzsak agha: the commander of a bulyuk and odzsak both meaning troops.

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AGHA (155) 49 We- >1 05 Turkish title AMIR EMIR

16 We- >1 08 Turkish honorific

9 We >1 02 Turkish bigwig

7 We >1 07 Turkish VIP

6 We- >1 04 Turkish official

5 Th+ >1 08 Muslim honorific HAJI

5 We- >1 01 Turkish potentate

4 Tu- >1 99 ___ Khan AYUB

4 Th+ >1 05 Ottoman bigwig

4 Th- CSy 08 Ottoman pooh-bah

4 Tu >1 93 Turkish chief

3 Th+ >1 00 Turkish general

3 Tu+ NYT 03 Turkish leader

01 Eastern potentate AMIR EMIR RAJA

2 Th >1 99 Muslim title AMIR IMAM SIDI

2 Fr LAT 02 Mohammad Khan, for one

2 Th- >1 99 One of the Khans

2 Sa- >1 04 Ottoman honorific

2 We NYT 94 Turkish V.I.P.

1 Th NYT 97 Mideast title EMIR IMAM

1 Th NYT 98 Foreign title EMIR

1 We LAT 96 A kahn

1 We Jon 03 Big Turk

1 Sa NYT 05 Eastern panjandrum

1 Th NYT 98 Eastern pooh-bah