авар

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Transliteration of the name of the medieval Avar people, who settled in Pannonia during 6th century (west of the proto-Bulgar tribal confederacy). Historically known as Old East Slavic Обърѣ (Obŭrě), Ancient Greek Άβαροι (Ábaroi), Latin Avari.

There is no consensus on the origin of the Avars beyond that they arrived from the Eastern Steppes. One hypothesis is they descend from the Warr people who used to live around the Aral sea in Central Asia[1]. According to an account by Theophylact Simocatta[2], the historical Avars did not originally called themselves so. They adopted the name of (or were confused for) a semi-legendary people, which were well-respected by the other "Scythian" people including Oghurs, Sabirs, Huns, etc.

The name of these legendary Avars is possibly of Oghur origin, related to the first part of the name Avitokhol - a mythical progenitor of the Bulgar ruling clan Dulo. Probably from Proto-Turkic *appa, *aba (ancestor) + pl. marker *-aŕ, akin to dial. Tatar aba (father), dial. Turkish abuş (elder relative, foster-parent).

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Noun[edit]

ава́р (avárm (feminine ава́рка)

  1. a male Avar

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter B. Golden, 2005 "Turks and Iranians: a cultural sketch", in: Lars Johanson and Christiane Bulut (ed.), Turkic-Iranian Contact Areas: Historical and Linguistic Aspects, Turcologica 62, Wiesbaden, p. 19.
  2. ^ Simocatta, Theophylact (6th cent.): History VII 7.6-8.6, in On the origin of the Avars

Kumyk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

авар (awar)

  1. Avar

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Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ава́р (avárm inan (genitive ава́ра, nominative plural ава́ры, genitive plural ава́ров or ава́р, feminine ава́рка)

  1. male Avar

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Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

авар (awar)

  1. Avar

Ukrainian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ава́р (avárm pers (genitive ава́ра, nominative plural ава́ри, genitive plural ава́рів)

  1. Avar

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