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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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Seeing, on the other side, some Cossacks (les Cosaques) and the wide-spreading steppes in the midst of which lay the holy city of Moscow (Moscou, la ville sainte), the capital of a realm such as the Scythia into which Alexander the Great had marched- Napoleon unexpectedly, and contrary alike to strategic and diplomatic considerations, ordered an advance, and the next day his army began to cross the Niemen.
Here, too, when they came, they found the Huns, whose warlike fury had swept the earth like a living flame, till the dying peoples held that in their veins ran the blood of those old witches, who, expelled from Scythia had mated with the devils in the desert.
Reports of Cannabis growing in two phases of domestication--wild and cultivated-- trace back to Scythia, now Ukraine, in 440 BC (Herodotus, 2007).
but toward these erstwhile fellow Hellenes they maintained a hard and steady rigor unmitigated by any kindly feelings such as Greeks elsewhere at times were wont to show toward slaves bought from Scythia and Asia.
Girlfiend Gladys was in his thoughts too as he made the six-week journey to Burma on RMS Scythia.
It was part of Scythia in ancient times, but then Slavic expansion began.
Among the entries are Aleppo, blackamore, borders, Britain, Cambri (wales), civil war, commonwealth, crown, Denmark, Dover, Ethiop, foreign, India, Rome, London, Milford Haven, Parliament, Protector, republicanism, Saint George, Scythia, Tartars, Towton, Venice, and War of the Roses.
DECLINE AND FALL TREATS, AS EVERYONE must expect, what most people mean when they speak of the fall of Rome, with "the subversion of the Western Empire, by the barbarians of Germany and Scythia, the rude ancestors of the most polished nations of modern Europe"; and of course it details the emergence and ascendancy of Christianity as spiritual force and imperial power.
Aestrorum quoque similiter nationem, qui longissima ripa Oceano Germanici insident, idem ipse prudentiae virtute subegit, omnibusque Scythia et Germaniae nationibus ac si propiis laboribus imperavit.
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 11: 133-65.
2 Scythia, Amazon Homeland, she identifies the historical region, context and geographical boundaries of the Amazon society.
The one convoy we did escort to Russia, together with an escort carrier and several destroyers, consisted of two fast liners, RMS Empress of Australia and SS Scythia which, between them, carried over 10,000 Russians who had been captured in France working for or as forced labour for the Germans.