Tartars in Sanskrit?

Martin Gansten martin.gansten at PBHOME.SE
Wed Mar 9 19:55:50 UTC 2011

I should be very interested to know of any instances of terms like 
tārtīya or tārtīyaka, with the meaning 'Tartar', in (late) Sanskrit 
literature. I have come across a single occurrence, in the Tājikabhūṣaṇa 
(16th-17th cent.), where this seems to be the only reasonable meaning of 
the word (it is definitely not related to tṛtīya); but I haven't found 
it in any dictionary.

Martin Gansten
Lund University

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