Mongol

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Romanisation of Mongolian монгол (mongol).

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Mongol

  1. A person from Mongolia; a Mongolian.
  2. A member of any of the various Mongol ethnic groups living in The Mongolian People's Republic, the (former) USSR, Tibet and Nepal.
  3. (offensive) (usually mongol) A person with Down's syndrome.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 17, The China Governess[1]:
      The face which emerged was not reassuring. […]. He was not a mongol but there was a deficiency of a sort there, and it was not made more pretty by a latter-day hair cut which involved eccentrically long elf-locks and oiled black curls.
  4. A member of the nomadic people from the steppes of central Asia who invaded Europe in the 13th Century. The mongol Empire stretched from the Eastern seas of China to the gates of Vienna.
    • Mathew Paris Chron. Maj. iv.76ff, Translated from The journey of William Rubruck (Hakluyt Society, 2nd series, no.4; 1900) pp. xv-xvi.
      They are inhuman and beastly, rather monsters than men, thirsting for and drinking blood, tearing and devouring the flesh of dogs and men, dressed in ox-hides, armed with plates of iron short, stout, thickset, strong, invincible, indefatigable, their backs unprotected, their breasts covered with armour...They have one-edged swords and daggers and spare neither age, nor sex nor condition.

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References[edit]

  • 1992 Webster's New World Encyclopedia. Prentice Hall
  • 1970 R C H Davis A History of Medieval Europe. Longman SBN 582 48208 9. P404 et. seq.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

Mongol m

  1. Mongolian, Mongol

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

Mongol m (plural Mongols, feminine Mongole)

  1. Mongolian (person)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mǒnɡoːl/
  • Hyphenation: Mon‧gol

Proper noun[edit]

Mòngōl m (Cyrillic spelling Мо̀нго̄л)

  1. Mongolian (person)

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