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

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  • adj. a tribe of Mongolian Tartars who overran and settled in Southern Russia early in the 18th century.

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

Etymologies

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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.

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