Tamerlane

Tamerlane is the westernized form of Timur which comes from Proto-Turkic temür meaning “iron”. Timur was a Turkic-Mongol emperor who was known as Timur the Lame by Europeans, which became Tamerlane, because of wounds sustained by arrows that struck his right leg and hand which gave him crippling injuries.

Origin: Proto-Turkic

Variants:

  • Tamerlan
  • Timur (Tatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian, Turkish)
  • Timour
  • Temir (Kazakh)
  • Temur (Georgian)
  • Temuri (Georgian)
  • Temür (Old Turkic)
  • Demir (Turkish)
  • Timur (Turkish)

 

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