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 (săm′ə-yĕd′, -oi-ĕd′, sə-moi′ĭd)
a. A subdivision of the Uralic language family of extreme northwestern Russia that includes Nenets.
b. Nenets. No longer in technical use.
2. A dog of a medium-sized breed developed in northern Eurasia as a sled dog, having a thick white coat and a bushy tail carried over the back.

[Obsolete Russian samoyed, Nenets person, member of a people speaking a Samoyedic language, from alteration of samod, samoyad (taken as samo-, self; see samovar + -ed, eater; see ed- in Indo-European roots), of unknown origin.]

Sam′o·yed′ adj.
Sam′o·yed′ic adj.


npl -yed or -yeds
1. (Peoples) a member of a group of peoples who migrated along the Russian Arctic coast and now live chiefly in the area of the N Urals: related to the Finns
2. (Languages) the languages of these peoples, related to Finno-Ugric within the Uralic family
3. (Breeds) a Siberian breed of dog of the spitz type, having a dense white or cream coat with a distinct ruff, and a tightly curled tail
[C17: from Russian Samoed]
ˌSamoˈyedic adj


(ˌsæm əˈyɛd, səˈmɔɪ ɪd)

1. a member of any of a group of Uralic peoples living in W Siberia and the far NE parts of European Russia.
3. (sometimes l.c.) one of a Siberian breed of medium-sized dogs with long, straight, dense white or cream hair that forms a ruff around the neck.
[1580–90; < Russian samoyéd]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Samoyed - a Samoyedic-speaking person in northwestern Siberia
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
2.Samoyed - the Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed in northwestern Siberia
Uralic, Uralic language - a family of Ural-Altaic languages
Nenets, Nentsi, Nentsy, Yurak-Samoyed - a Uralic language spoken by a Samoyed of northern Siberia
Enets, Entsi, Entsy, Yenisei-Samoyed, Yenisei, Yeniseian - the Uralic language spoken by the Yeniseian
Nganasan - the Uralic language spoken by the Nganasan
Ostyak-Samoyed, Selkup - the Uralic language spoken by the Ostyak-Samoyed
3.Samoyed - Siberian breed of white or cream-colored dog of the spitz familySamoyed - Siberian breed of white or cream-colored dog of the spitz family
spitz - any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail
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