Yılan

"Dragon"

Etymology

Pronunciation

*jɨlɑːn

Transcriptions

Long (蘢/龍) LH *lioŋ , Luan (攣) LH *lyan , Lian (連) LH *lian , Lan (蘭) LH *lɑn

Part of Speech

Noun

 

Sources

Shiji (太史公書)(史記)

Notes

Dybo (2014) has Long (瀧), which she reconstructs as *roŋ "headquarters," derived from Turkic *orun s.m. This, however, goes against the character's semantic meaning, "dragon," and the archeological findings. The Xuŋa were dragon worshipers and findings from the city's remains show a large number dragon-themed objects.