Kushan Definition

pronoun

(history) Conventional name of an ancient Indo-Scythian or Tocharian realm in Central Asia and Northern India.

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Alternative name for Bactrian language being used by some scholars.

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noun
(history) Conventional name of a member of the dynasty that founded and ruled the Kushan realm.
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adjective
(history) Of or pertaining to the Kushans or the Kushan realm.
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Other Word Forms of Kushan

Noun

Singular:
kushan
Plural:
kushans

Origin of Kushan

  • 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).

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