ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠ

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Manchu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to official histories from the Qing dynasty, Nurhaci, a military leader of the Jurchens of Northeast China and founder of what became the Qing dynasty, named his tribe after Sanskrit मञ्जुश्री (mañjuśrī, Manjushri) as the Manchus.[1] The name is from मञ्जु (mañju, gentle) + श्री (śrī, glory).

Also compare Chinese 文殊 (Manjushri).

Adjective[edit]

ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠ (manju)

  1. Manchu

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agui (1988) 满洲源流考 (the Origin of Manchus)[1], Liaoning Nationality Publishing House, →ISBN