Definitions

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

  • noun A Middle Iranian language preserved in Buddhist and secular documents from eastern Chinese Turkistan that date from about the fifth through the tenth century AD.

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  • proper noun An extinct Indo-Iranian language formerly spoken in the Kingdom of Khotan.

Etymologies

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

[After Khotan, ancient kingdom centered around modern Hetian (Xinjiang Uygur), where the language was spoken, from Khotanese Hvatana-; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

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