- A member of a Turkic-speaking people of central Eurasia that settled in areas north and west of the Black Sea between the seventh and tenth centuries BC, founding khanates that eventually became Tatarstan and the country of Bulgaria.
- See Bulgarian.
Origin of BulgarMedieval Latin Bulgarus from Late Greek Boulgaros perhaps of Turkic origin and akin to Old Turkic bulğaq mixed from bulğamaq to mix
- Alternative spelling of bulgur.
- Of or relating to the Bulgars.
From Medieval Latin Bulgarus, from Latin Bulgarus. The ultimate origin is disputed:
- Gluten is the protein found in wheat, oats, barley, bulgar, durum, kamut, spelt and rye.
- The history, Tarikh Bulgar, said to have been written in the 12th century by an Arabian cadi of the city Bolgari, has not yet been discovered; but the Arabian historians, Ibn Foslan, Ibn Haukal, Abul Hamid Andalusi, Abu Abdallah Harnati, and several others, who had visited the kingdom, beginning with the 10th century, have left descriptions of it.
- Davis also reported, but did not see, a similar inscription at Bulgar Maden, not far away.
- Subsequent Bulgarian operations were confined to resisting Turkish attempts to advance from Chatalja; to the occupation of Thrace down to the Sea of Marmora; to resisting an attack on the Bulgar lines across the isthmus of the Gallipoli Peninsula; and to the capture of Adrianople.
- It attains in Lycia an altitude of 10,500 ft., and in the Bulgar Dagh (Cilicia) of over 10,000 ft.