Bulgar definition

bulgär, byo͝olgär
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Alternative spelling of bulgur.
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A member of the migratory Turkic people from Central Asia which conquered Moesia in the 7th century and settled what is now Bulgaria, and some of whom then migrated to the Volga basin to establish Volga Bulgaria.
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(rare) A Bulgarian.
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Of or relating to the Bulgars.
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The Turkic language of the Bulgar people.
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A historical group of Turkic dialects, the only extant member of which is Chuvash.
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(rare) Bulgarian, the South Slavic language spoken in Bulgaria.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of bulgar - bolgar, bolghar, bulghar

Origin of bulgar

  • From a designation Volgar in some language, meaning "Men of the Volga", the river along which the tribe lived until the 6th century.

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  • From Turkic *bulɣar (“of mixed origin”), from *bulɣamak (“to mix”).

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  • From the self-designation in Old Bulgarian, Блугарину (Blugarinu).

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