Post by H. Ihsan Erkoc on Sept 30, 2006 1:06:46 GMT 3
I decided to open a thread about the real form of Timur's name, as well as his titles.
In my opinion, his name was Teymür (Iron) in Middle Turkic. Some scholars, like A.Z.V. Togan, claimed that it was Temür but I think it was Teymür (still used in Âzärî Turkic) because in the Arabic script, his name was written in the form تيمور (Tîmûr [Teemoor]) but the long i can also be read ey, so it can be Teymûr, which is Turkic Teymür.
He had two major titles as far as I know. One was Great Amîr; today the Üzbeks call him Büyük Amir but back in the 14th-15th centuries, it was Ulugh Bäg in Middle Turkic. Ulugh = Büyük = Great and Amîr/Amir/Ämîr = Bäg = Lord. His other title was Küregen (different forms include Kürgen, Khüreen and Gürkan, depends from time to time and from dialect to dialect), meaning "Son-in-law" in Mongolian.