Samoyedic

Samoyedic

[sam-uh-yed-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the Samoyed people or languages.
noun
2.
Samoyed ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1805–15; Samoyed + -ic

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Samoyed (ˌsæməˈjɛd)
 
n , -yed, -yeds
1.  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.  the languages of these peoples, related to Finno-Ugric within the Uralic family
3.  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]
 
Samo'yedic
 
adj

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