Khazar

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is unknown. Attested as Arabic خَزَر (ḵazar), Byzantine Greek Χάζαροι (Kházaroi), Hebrew כּוּזָרִים (Kuzarim), Latin Gazari and Cosar, Old Armenian խազիր (xazir), Old East Slavic козаринъ (kozarinŭ), Persian خزر (xazar), Russian хаза́р (xazár), Tatar хәзәр (xäzär), Turkish Hazar, etc.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəˈzɑː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kəˈzɑːɹ/
  • Hyphenation: Kha‧zar

Noun[edit]

Khazar (plural Khazars)

  1. A member of a semi-nomadic Turkic and predominantly Jewish tribe that occupied a large part of southwestern Russia and Ukraine (Khazaria).
  2. (usually pejorative, offensive slang) a Jew, particularly of Ashkenazi origin
    Those dirty Khazars should be kicked out of Palestine.

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Khazar (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to Khazars.

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Khazar

  1. The Turkic language of the Khazar people, of which a single word is attested, 𐰸𐰴𐰆𐰺𐰇𐰢.

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