tataric

Tatar

[tah-ter]
noun
1.
a member of a modern Turkic people living in the Tatar Autonomous Republic and adjacent regions of eastern European Russia and in widely scattered communities in western Siberia and central Asia.
2.
the language of this people, including the literary language of the Tatar Autonomous Republic, the dialects of the Tatar Autonomous Republic and adjacent regions of the Volga basin (Volga Tatar) and numerous other dialects, some transitional to other Turkic languages.
4.
Tartar ( defs 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 ).
adjective
5.
of or pertaining to the Tatars or their language.
6.
Tartar ( def 6 ).
Also, Tartar (for defs 1–3, 5).


Origin:
1805–15; see Tartar

Tatarian [tah-tair-ee-uhn] , Tataric [tah-tar-ik] , adjective
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Tatar or Tartar (ˈtɑːtə)
 
n
1.  a.  a member of a Mongoloid people who under Genghis Khan established a vast and powerful state in central Asia from the 13th century until conquered by Russia in 1552
 b.  a descendant of this people, now scattered throughout Russia but living chiefly in the Tatar Republic
2.  any of the languages spoken by the present-day Tatars, belonging to various branches of the Turkic family of languages, esp Kazan Tatar
 
adj
3.  of, relating to, or characteristic of the Tatars
 
[C14: from Old French Tartare, from Medieval Latin Tartarus (associated with Latin Tartarus the underworld), from Persian Tātār]
 
Tartar or Tartar
 
n
 
adj
 
[C14: from Old French Tartare, from Medieval Latin Tartarus (associated with Latin Tartarus the underworld), from Persian Tātār]
 
Tatarian or Tartar
 
adj
 
Tar'tarian or Tartar
 
adj
 
Tataric or Tartar
 
adj
 
Tar'taric or Tartar
 
adj

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Tatar
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