Origin of the name BARKAN.
Etymology of the name BARKAN.
Meaning of the baby name BARKAN.
spelling of Mongolian Bourkan
(q.v.), meaning "god." (A
Vocabulary of Proper Names, in Chinese and English, of Places, Persons,
Tribes, and Sects, &c., Smith, 1870)
name, which seems to be from Chaldee barkan ("brilliant"), itself from the
Hebrew root barak ("to flash like lightning; volcano"). (A Dictionary of English Etymology,
Wedgwood, 1878; The American Catholic Quarterly Review, vol.21, 1896)
... So they passed the night in
the city, purposing to depart on the morrow, but, next morning, as they
were about to set forth behold, they espied a great host advancing upon
the city, with horses neighing and kettle-drums beating and trumpets
braying and riders filling the earth for they numbered threescore and
ten thousand Marids, flying and diving, under a King called Barkan.
Now this Barkan was lord of the City of Carnelian and the Castle
of Gold, and under his rule were five hill-strongholds, in each five
hundred thousand Marids; and he and his tribe worshipped the Fire, not
the Omnipotent Sire. (Lady Burton's Edition of Her Husband's Arabian
Nights, McCarthy, 1887)