Scripts Абруй(Kazakh, Uzbek Cyrillic)
Other Forms FormsVariant transcriptions: Abru'i, Abrui, Abruj
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 12/4/2019
Probably derived from the Persian noun آبروی (aberuy) meaning "reputation, standing" as well as "honour, prestige". A more literal meaning would be "the face of honour", since the word consists of the Persian noun آب (ab) meaning "honour, reputation, standing" combined with the Persian noun روی (roy) meaning "face" as well as "copper, brass, bronze". Also compare modern Bashkir абруй (abruy) meaning "reputation, standing, prestige".This was the name of a 6th-century tyrannical amir (ruler) of Bukhara (located in what is now Uzbekistan), who may have been of Hephthalite origin. He was also known under the name Abarzi, which is possibly etymologically related to Middle Persian or Pahlavi abar meaning "higher, superior".