Usage Medieval Mongolian
Scripts Борагчин(Mongolian Cyrillic)
Other Forms FormsBoragchin
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Meaning & History
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Mongolian борогчин (borogchin) meaning "(female) bird" or "brown skin (of female animals)". This was the name of a 13th-century Alchi Tatar woman and the senior wife of Mongol ruler Batu Khan (c. 1205-1255), the grandson of Genghis Khan. In 1257, she served as regent of the Golden Horde, a division of the Mongol Empire.