The origin is unknown. Attested as Arabicخزر (khazar), Byzantine Greek Χάζαροι (Khazaroi), Hebrewכוזרים (Kuzarim), LatinGazari and Cosri, Old Armenian խազիր (xazir), Old East Slavic козаринъ (kozarinŭ), Persianخزر (xazar), Russianхазар (xazár), Tatarхәзәр (xäzär), TurkishHazar, etc.
Khazar Sentence Examples
In the epic of Firdousi Khazar is the representative name for all the northern foes of Persia, and legendary invasions long before the Christian era are vaguely attributed to them.
Some too amongst the medieval authorities (Ibn Haugal and Istakhri) note a resemblance between the speech in use amongst the Khazars and the Bulgarians; and the modern Magyar - a Ugrian language - can be traced back to a tribe which in the 9th century formed part of the Khazar kingdom.
But there was a Hunnic party amongst the Khazar chiefs.