See also: bulgar, bulğar, búlgar, and Bułgar

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin Bulgarus, from Latin Bulgarus, from Old Church Slavonic блъгаринъ (blŭgarinŭ), itself from the self designation of Turkic Bulgars, from Proto-Turkic *bulgar (disturber, disturbing), active noun/adjective of *bulga- (to create a state of disorder; to stir, to disturb). Doublet of bugger.

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Bulgar (plural Bulgars)

  1. A member of a migratory Turkic people from Central Asia who 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.
  2. (rare) A Bulgarian.
    • 1957, Walter Phelps Hall, William Stearns Davis, The course of Europe since Waterloo, page 409:
      Prince Alexander of Battenberg [] was chosen by the Bulgars as their first ruler (1879).

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Bulgar (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the Bulgars.

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Bulgar

  1. The Turkic language of the Bulgar people.
  2. A historical group of Turkic dialects, the only extant member of which is Chuvash.
  3. (rare) Bulgarian, the South Slavic language spoken in Bulgaria.
    • 1957, Walter Phelps Hall, William Stearns Davis, The course of Europe since Waterloo, page 409:
      Prince Alexander of Battenberg [] was erect, gallant, and a man of good will; but he lacked tact, was unable to speak Bulgar, and was soon lost in a maze of intrigue.
    • 1965, Alfred A. Knopf, Europe since Napoleon, page 433:
      In 1879 they elected as king Alexander of Battenberg, a nephew of the Tsarina and a gallant, well-meaning young man who, if he did not speak Bulgar, was sufficiently German by birth and training to be hostile to Russia.

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Bulgar m (plural Bulgaren, feminine Bulgarin)

  1. Bulgarian

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin Bulgarus; see Bulgar above.

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Bulgar

  1. Bulgarian (native of Bulgaria)

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