kurgan

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian курган (kurgan), from a Turkic language (compare Turkish kurgan (fortress)).

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Noun[edit]

kurgan (plural kurgans)

  1. A prehistoric burial mound once used by peoples in Siberia and Central Asia.
    • 2004, Benjamin Fortson, Indo-European Language and Culture, Blackwell, 2005, p. 41
      The kurgans and the burials they contain are consistent with the early IE burial practices outlined above, and the late Lithuanian archaeologist Marija Gimbutas proposed that the kurgan peoples were in fact early Indo-Europeans.

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See also[edit]

  • Kurgan (Курган – Kurgán, a city in Russia)

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic korgan, korıgan.

Noun[edit]

kurgan (definite accusative kurganı, plural kurganlar)

  1. castle, fortress
  2. mound, tell