This privilege is granted to them on payment of a sum of money to the effendi in charge of the Haram.
They were of the "effendi class," and might be merchants or professional persons.
“You may think that those are, effendi,” said Yussuf in his quiet way.
I will not tell you his name, nor the name of the effendi to whose harem he belongs.
"effendi, if you would break bread again you must come with us," said the officer.
An effendi took the watch yesterday to show it to Vartan, the jeweler.
"Go and kiss the feet of this effendi," said the Turkoman to the prisoner.
"Everything that you have ordered has been done, effendi," he said humbly.
But through the eyes of your wife, effendi; she read me first—we understand each other!
“They are young, effendi, healthy and strong,” said Yussuf gravely.
Turkish title of respect, 1610s, from Turkish efendi, title of respect applied to professionals and officials, corruption of Greek authentes "lord, master" (in Modern Greek aphente; see authentic).