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EFFENDI (a Turkish word, corrupted fr...

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 10 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EFFENDI (a Turkish word, corrupted from the Gr. wive rjr, a lord or master), a title of respect, equivalent to the English " sir," in the Turkish empire and some other eastern countries. It follows the personal name, when that is used, and is generally given to members of the learned professions, and to government officials who have no higher rank, such as Bey, Pasha, &c. It may also indicate a definite office, as Hakim effendi,chief physician g///!D NFO117////////~ Leptocephali. \\\t'ititti\\\t\\\\\\\\\W (By permission of J. & A. Churchill.) to the sultan. The possessive form efendim (my master) is used by servants and in formal intercourse.
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