- (history) conventional name of a member of the dynasty that founded and ruled the Kushan realm
(comparative more Kushan, superlative most Kushan)
- (history) of or pertaining to the Kushans or the Kushan realm
Epigraphic (Bactrian in Greek script) ΚΟϷΑΝ košan, Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Guṣāṇa, Parthian kšn, ultimately from Chinese 貴霜 guì shuāng. The conventional name Kushan and the proposed connection with the Chinese term is due to Alexander Cunningham's Coins of the Indo-Scythians, Sakas & Kushans (1899).