Re: [sig] Druzhina
- Greetings Laura!
> I hear that Boyar is comes from the Turkic/Khazar language and was usedMaybe, though can't say for sure. When my favourite academic bookstore
> as a term for Nobility.
opens again or I have time to travel to another part of Moscow, I'll simply
consult with the dictionary of Old Russian. In my Joint Dictionary of Turcic
languages there's no such term. It doesn't correspond with Turcic "Bahadur" or
Mongol "Oglan", as well. Suleimenov also doesn't mention it in his Az i Ya,
speaking of the oldest Turcic borrowings into Russian.