Scythian


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Scyth·i·an

 (sĭth′ē-ən, sĭth′-)
adj.
Of or relating to Scythia or its people, language, or culture.
n.
1. A member of the ancient nomadic people inhabiting Scythia.
2. The Iranian language of the Scythians.

Scythian

(ˈsɪðɪən)
adj
1. (Historical Terms) of or relating to ancient Scythia, its inhabitants, or their language
2. (Peoples) of or relating to ancient Scythia, its inhabitants, or their language
3. (Languages) of or relating to ancient Scythia, its inhabitants, or their language
4. (Placename) of or relating to ancient Scythia, its inhabitants, or their language
n
5. (Historical Terms) a member of an ancient nomadic people of Scythia
6. (Peoples) a member of an ancient nomadic people of Scythia
7. (Historical Terms) the extinct language of this people, belonging to the East Iranian branch of the Indo-European family
8. (Languages) the extinct language of this people, belonging to the East Iranian branch of the Indo-European family

Scyth•i•an

(ˈsɪθ i ən)
n.
1. a member of any of a group of pastoral peoples who inhabited the S Eurasian steppes in antiquity.
2. the Iranian language of the Scythians.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Scythia, the Scythians, or their language.
[1535–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Scythian - a member of the ancient nomadic people inhabiting ScythiaScythian - a member of the ancient nomadic people inhabiting Scythia
nomad - a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons
2.Scythian - the Iranian language spoken by the ancient Scythians
Iranian language, Iranian - the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
Adj.1.Scythian - of or relating to the ancient Scythians or their culture or language
Translations
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The king has ordered some novel spectacle -- some gladiatorial exhibition at the hippodrome -- or perhaps the massacre of the Scythian prisoners -- or the conflagration of his new palace -- or the tearing down of a handsome temple -- or, indeed, a bonfire of a few Jews.
Russian authors are still fonder of telling us that from the commencement of the campaign a Scythian war plan was adopted to lure Napoleon into the depths of Russia, and this plan some of them attribute to Pfuel, others to a certain Frenchman, others to Toll, and others again to Alexander himself- pointing to notes, projects, and letters which contain hints of such a line of action.
And just in time thou com'st to have a view Of his great power; for now the Parthian king In Ctesiphon hath gathered all his host Against the Scythian, whose incursions wild Have wasted Sogdiana; to her aid He marches now in haste.
Or is there any invention of his, applicable to the arts or to human life, such as Thales the Milesian or Anacharsis the Scythian, and other ingenious men have conceived, which is attributed to him?
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The Triassic sequence consisted of vermiculate limestone layers with coloured shale inter-beds that belonging to the Scythian era.
When he writes to the Colossian church he is not foolish enough to suppose that they are unaware of "Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free.
Many of the hills are artificial, created thousands of years ago as burial mounds for Scythian warriors.
The vague reference does not suggest a Scythian naval blockade.
The Ukok Plateau was well known to the scientific community long before it became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998," says Mikhail Paklin, head of the Russian Center, a local community advocacy group, pointing to the 1993 discovery of a female Scythian mummy who became known as the Ukok Princess.
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