Definition of Orkhon in English:

Orkhon

noun

  • Attributive Of, relating to, or designating a number of 8th-cent. stone monuments found in northern Mongolia; especially in "Orkhon inscriptions". Also: of, relating to, or denoting the Turkic language in which these inscriptions are written.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Geographical Journal. From Orkhon (Mongolian Orhon, Russian Orxon), the name of a river in northern Mongolia near which the monuments were discovered in 1889 by the Russian explorer N. M. Jadrincev.

Pronunciation

Orkhon

/ˈɔːkɒn//ɔːˈkɒn/