Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Mongol-led army of mostly Turkic tribes that swept over eastern Europe in the 1200s, making Russia into a tributary state.

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  • proper noun The Mongol invaders who invaded Europe in the 13th Century (1237) and were eventually stopped by Tamerlane in 1395.

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  • noun a Mongolian army that swept over eastern Europe in the 13th century

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps from a golden tent that may have been used by their commander.]

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The name Golden is believed to have come from the steppe color-direction system: black — north, blue — east, red — south, white — west, and yellow (or gold) — center. It may also refer to the colour of the Great Khan's tent, from where all power was derived.

Examples

  • The people of the Golden Horde were a mixture of Turks and Mongols, with the latter generally constituting the aristocracy.

    Archive 2001-01-01

  • The people of the Golden Horde were a mixture of Turks and Mongols, with the latter generally constituting the aristocracy.

    Islam's War to Save the World

  • The people of the Golden Horde were a mixture of Turks and Mongols, with the latter generally constituting the aristocracy.

    Archive 2001-01-01

  • The people of the Golden Horde were a mixture of Turks and Mongols, with the latter generally constituting the aristocracy.

    Islam's War to Save the World

  • This band of geostrategists has been as emphatic about the green peril as were their predecessors about a clash with the Golden Horde.

    Magic and Mayhem

  • Similarly, the yoke of a 16th-century Russian Orthodox vestment incorporates 14th-century silver plaques from the Golden Horde.

    Glories of Gift-Giving Diplomacy

  • Only from way over yonder amongst the Golden Horde can a collection including Hillary Clinton, Bob Gates and Timothy Geithner seem like a dangerous liberal cabal gone amok.

    The Other Foot

  • Take me to romantic Kazan, Arkady thought, to the land of peacocks and the Golden Horde.

    Stalin's Ghost

  • Goody didn't see Gwenny, but found Gap-tooth of the Golden Horde and relayed the message.

    Pet Peeve

  • This was the Goblinate of the Golden Horde, reputed to be the meanest of them all.

    Pet Peeve

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