Some self-contained words pronounced like three of their letters include the sea between Greece and Turkey, the Aegean(AGN), the Mid-East title of respect
effendi(FND) and avian(AVN), an example for the birds.
Ayatollah is a title of respect
given to the highest-ranking religious teachers of the Shia branch of Islam.
Certainly, the elite military class known as "Pashas" -- a title of respect
harking back to Ottoman times -- are no longer untouchables, with several jailed over alleged coup attempts to overthrow the elected government.
He is one of the millions of children - and adults - known as a hafiz, an Arabic title of respect
for someone who has learnt the entire Quran by heart.
In Middle English the word was spelled sirly, which made more obvious its derivation from sir, the traditional title of respect
Now, companies hope the use of san--a less formal title of respect
added to surnames--will allow workers to exchange ideas more freely and make decisions more quickly.
In fact, the term Sheikh meant no more than a title of respect
for a senior religious person.
She explores the history behind a word that at one time was a title of respect