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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations
SkytSkythskytský
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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.
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.
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.
Customs at Carthage, Lacedse-mon, and amongst the Scythians and Iberians, concerning those who had killed an enemy, 204, 205
Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
the Thracians, Scythians, and in general the northern nations; and the same may be said of the love of knowledge, which is the special characteristic of our part of the world, or of the love of money, which may, with equal truth, be attributed to the Phoenicians and Egyptians.
He added that there two theories the Scythian tribe especially used it on their flags: the one head was watching incoming devotees and the other going ones.
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The monastery is also famous for the catacombs lined up with the burial chambers of Orthodox monks, and a collection of gold objects from the ancient Scythian era.
Historians once thought Amazons were just another Grecian myth, but in 2014, The National Geographic reported that DNA testing found that one third of Scythian women were buried with weapons and had war injuries.