meaning of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan meaning in Etymology Dictionary

country title, of unidentified beginning, maybe from Old Persian Aturpatakan, from Greek Atropatene, from Persian satrap Atropates, which ruled indeed there within the time of Alexander the fantastic; or from local azer "fire" + baydjan (Iranian baykan) "guardian," in reference to fire-worship.

Azerbaijan meaning in General Dictionary

a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet

Sentence Examples with the word Azerbaijan

Khorasan and Mazandaran had submitted to him in 1381, Azerbaijan had shortly after followed their example, and Isfahan was seized in 1387.

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