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 (sĭth′ē-ə, sĭth′-)
An ancient region of Eurasia extending from the mouth of the Danube River on the Black Sea to the territory east of the Aral Sea. The nomadic people of the region flourished from the eighth to the fourth century bc but were conquered by the Sarmatians in the second century and were soon subsumed into other cultures.


(Placename) an ancient region of SE Europe and Asia, north of the Black Sea: now part of Ukraine


(ˈsɪθ i ə)

the ancient name of a region in SE Europe and Asia, between the Black and Aral seas.
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Noun1.Scythia - an ancient area of Eurasia extending from the Black Sea to the Aral Sea that was populated by Scythians from the eighth to the fourth century BC
Eurasia - the land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia


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Enthusiast and independent scholar Waldman describes the development of hafted weapons from their rather crude forbears to the growth of halberds, a favorite of the Swiss but used elsewhere extensively as well, to their refinements in the forms of glaives, bills, partizans, weapons identified as Morgensterns, the ahlspiesse various forms of fighting axes, the vouge, the military scyth, and other staff-type weapons.
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Despite Chapelain's participation in the institutions of absolutism, faint echoes of this ideal can still be heard in his comments on "la vertu militaire" (194) of medieval paladins and the "peuples du Nord" with whom he associates them: Goths, Teutons, Huns, Normans and Scyths, among others (186-187).