Circassian


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Cir·cas·sian

 (sər-kăsh′ən, -kăsh′ē-ən)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Circassia.
2. The Northwest Caucasian language of the Circassians.
adj.
Of or relating to Circassia or its people, language, or culture.

Circassian

(sɜːˈkæsɪən)
n
1. (Peoples) a native of Circassia
2. (Languages) a language or languages spoken in Circassia, belonging to the North-West Caucasian family. See also Adygei, Kabardian
adj
3. (Placename) relating to Circassia, its people, or language
4. (Peoples) relating to Circassia, its people, or language
5. (Languages) relating to Circassia, its people, or language

Cir•cas•sian

(sərˈkæʃ ən, -i ən)

n.
1. a member of a group of peoples of the Kuban River basin and NE Caucasus in the Russian Federation.
2. either or both of the two Caucasian languages spoken by the Circassians.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Circassia, the Circassians, or their languages.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Circassian - a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern CaucasiaCircassian - a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia
Caucasia, Caucasus - a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource
Caucasian, White, White person - a member of the Caucasoid race
Abkhas, Abkhasian, Abkhaz, Abkhazian - a member of the Circassian people who live to the east of the Black Sea
2.Circassian - a mostly Sunni Muslim community living in northwestern Caucasia
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
Caucasia, Caucasus - a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource
3.Circassian - a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Circassian
Caucasian language, Caucasian - a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
Abkhasian, Abkhazian - a Circassian language spoken by the Abkhaz
References in classic literature ?
Hemp is a dusky, dark fellow, a sort of Indian; but Manilla is as a golden-haired Circassian to behold.
Seduce the Circassian girls, shoot the enemies of the fatherland and.
How should you like a fair Circassian, with a dagger in her belt?
has naturally strengthened the market and given Circassian stock a
Best brands Circassians, crop of 1850, L200; 1852, L250; 1854,
Sales of one lot Circassians, prime to good, 1852 to 1854, at L240
From force of habit, though the small studio with the stove lit was very hot, he kept on his great-coat, with the collar turned up, and his bowler hat: he looked with satisfaction on the four large fiaschi of Chianti which stood in front of him in a row, two on each side of a bottle of whiskey; he said it reminded him of a slim fair Circassian guarded by four corpulent eunuchs.
He doffed his Circassian cap to his master and looked at him scornfully.
How contemptible would the brightest Circassian beauty, drest in all the jewels of the Indies, appear to my eyes
At these words he started up, and beheld--not his Sophia--no, nor a Circassian maid richly and elegantly attired for the grand Signior's seraglio.
She falls down on her knees and entreats him to restore her to the mountains where she was born, and where her Circassian lover is still deploring the absence of his Zuleikah.
The man came up near them with a flag of truce, and called to them; but though he spoke several of their languages, or dialects of languages rather, he could not understand a word they said; however, after some signs to him not to come near them at his peril, the fellow came back no wiser than he went; only that by their dress, he said, he believed them to be some Tartars of Kalmuck, or of the Circassian hordes, and that there must be more of them upon the great desert, though he never heard that any of them were seen so far north before.