Bashkir

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Etymology

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Cognate with Yakut сүлүүкүн (sülüükün, water spirit).

Akhmetyanov suggests a derivation from Chinese (shuǐ, “water”) (lóng, “dragon”) (wáng, “king”).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ʃɵl.ˈɡæn]
  • Hyphenation: Шүл‧гән

Proper noun

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Шүлгән (Şülgən)

  1. In Bashkir epic tales, a mythical ruler of the underwater world, Shulgan
    Минең әсәм – Айһылыу, // Атам Шүлгән булғандыр, // Шүлгән һиңә туғандыр.
    Mineñ əsəm – Ayhılıw, // Atam Şülgən bulğandır, // Şülgən hiñə tuğandır.
    My mother is Ayhïlïw, my father was Shulgan, Shulgan is your relative.

Declension

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References

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  • R. Akhmetyanov (2001) Tatar teleneñ kıskaça tarixi-etimologik süzlege [A Brief Historic-Etymological Dictionary of Tatar Language], Kazan: Tatarstan Publishers, →ISBN, page 248