бурхан

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Mongolian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Common Turkic *burqan (Buddha), compare Old Uyghur pwrq'n (burqan, Buddha), Karakhanid بُرْخَنْ(burχan, 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

бурхан (burhan) (Mongolian spelling ᠪᠤᠷᠬᠠᠨ (burqan))

  1. god
  2. Buddha

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