Manap- 1) a social class, which governs and leads ordinary people, 2) a cunning lazy person
Manas- is the central positive character of the first section of the Manas epic. According to the epic, he is the main hero of the Kyrgyz people. He possessed infinite power and courage, united all the Kyrgyz tribes, protected them from various external enemies and forces, safeguarded the freedom of his motherland and his people, and fought for the political unity of the Kyrgyz. He was a valiant and wise man, leader and khan (Manas Encyclopedia, Vol. I, – B.: Chief editorship of the Kyrgyz Encyclopedia. Scientific-propaganda business project “Muras”, 1995. 402 – From this point on, information taken from this source will be followed by only the name of the book, volume, and page. In case of certain explanations suggested by Aigine, the explanations will not be followed by any information about the source.)
Mazar(sacred site) – In Kyrgyzstan, a sacred site is usually called a “Mazar.” “Mazar” is a word from the Arabic, which means “place which is visited.” It is an object of pilgrimage, usually the grave of a Muslim saint or oluya (I, 151). Later, a more specific notion of Mazar as the “place of shahid’s burial” appeared. Over time the word came to be used to designate any place with a sacred character. (Gulnara A. Aitpaeva, 2006).
Moldo- aliterate, knowledgeable person; mullah.
Moldochuluk- profession of moldo.
Molo tash – means a stone image put upon graves in the old times. Usually in the form of a smiling, bearded man with a cup in the hands put together at the chest.