бурхан

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Mongolian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a Turkic language, compare Old Uighur [script needed] (burxan, Buddha), Karakhanid [script needed] (burxan, idol). The Turkic word is derived from Middle Chinese (MC bɨut̚, “Buddha”) and Old Turkic 𐰴𐰣 (qan, ruler, king) and chosen to represent Buddha corresponding properly to Sanskrit बुद्धराजा (buddharājā, Buddha-king) in the earliest Turkic translations of Buddhist scriptures.

Noun[edit]

бурхан (burhan)

  1. Buddha
  2. god

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