Definition of Scythian

1. Noun. A member of the ancient nomadic people inhabiting Scythia.

Generic synonyms: Nomad



2. Adjective. Of or relating to the ancient Scythians or their culture or language.
Derivative terms: Scythia

3. Noun. The Iranian language spoken by the ancient Scythians.
Generic synonyms: Iranian, Iranian Language

Definition of Scythian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Scythia (a name given to the northern part of Asia, and Europe adjoining to Asia), or its language or inhabitants.

2. n. A native or inhabitant of Scythia; specifically (Ethnol.), one of a Slavonic race which in early times occupied Eastern Europe.

Definition of Scythian

1. Noun. An inhabitant of Scythia, an ill-defined region centered in southern Russia. ¹

2. Adjective. Relating to Scythia. ¹

3. Adjective. Relating to Scythians. ¹

4. Proper noun. (indo-european studies in the works of Markus van Boxhorn) the Proto-Indo-European language ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Scythian

1. 1. A native or inhabitant of Scythia; specifically, one of a Slavonic race which in early times occupied Eastern Europe. 2. The language of the Scythians. Of or pertaining to Scythia (a name given to the northern part of Asia, and Europe adjoining to Asia), or its language or inhabitants. Scythian lamb. See Barometz. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scythian

scytale
scytales
scytalone
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scythe
scythed
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scytheman
scythemen
scyther
scythers
scythes
scythestone
scythestones
scythewhet
scythian (current term)
scything
scytodermata
scæne
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sdaine
sdained
sdaines
sdaining
sdayn
sdayned
sdayning
sdayns
sdeign
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Literary usage of Scythian

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1. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"scythian Analogies.—When we examine the personal pronouns of the scythian group of tongues, some independent and very interesting analogies to the Dravidian ..."

2. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"scythian Analogies.—When we examine the personal pronouns of the scythian group of tongues, some independent and very interesting analogies to the Dravidian ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"One of his earliest appearances in the literature of the Christian Church is as Buddha the scythian. It is argued that by no mere accident did the Fathers ..."

4. Herodotus by Herodotus, William Beloe (1830)
"Even of the scythian nation I cannot in general speak with extraordinary commendation ; they have however one observance, ..."

5. Herodotus: the fourth, fifth, and sixth books by Herodotus, Reginald Walter Macan (1895)
"Herodotus no doubt believes the tradition that scythian ambassadors visited ... A scythian invasion of Upper Asia was an event for which there was good ..."

6. Varronianus: A Critical and Historical Introduction to the Ethnography of by John William Donaldson (1860)
"We should expect, therefore, that the scythian language would present us ... scythian language which still remain, it is even more remarkable in the old ..."

7. The History of Herodotus by Herodotus, George Campbell Macaulay (1890)
"By the scythian race to assail, both for all human things has been found out more ... scythian rivers, and it has become the greatest of all rivers because ..."

8. History of Herodotus by Herodotus (1862)
"See the subjoined woodcut, which is taken from a vase found in a scythian tomb, and exhibits a curious mode of stringing the bow. [This is the common method ..."

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