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Circassian

[ser-kash-uh n, -ee-uh n] /sərˈkæʃ ən, -i ən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Circassia.
2.
a group of North Caucasian languages, including Kabardian.
3.
a literary language based on the western dialects of the Circassian group.
adjective
4.
of or relating to Circassia, its inhabitants, often with respect to their legendary beauty, or their language.
Origin of Circassian
1545-1555
1545-55; < Medieval Latin or New Latin Circassi(a) + -an
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  • Girls are brought to them and warranted virgins on the words of a Circassian.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • Of a sudden the wind lulled, and the Circassian righted from her careen.

  • In affinity with the Circassians are the Abases, who speak a dialect akin to Circassian.

    The Human Race Louis Figuier
  • As a wife she is faithful; for indeed the jealousy of a Circassian husband is not to be endured.

    Life of Schamyl John Milton Mackie
  • The people are mostly of fair complexion, and the women are certainly very fine looking, of the Circassian type.

    Ten Years in India W.J.D. Gould
  • For weeks and months he may watch without seeing a single Circassian.

    Life of Schamyl John Milton Mackie
  • She was a Circassian, one of the fairest of her race, and had just arrived at Constantinople.

  • The wealth of a Circassian consists very much in his arms and horses.

    Life of Schamyl John Milton Mackie
British Dictionary definitions for Circassian

Circassian

/sɜːˈkæsɪən/
noun
1.
a native of Circassia
2.
a language or languages spoken in Circassia, belonging to the North-West Caucasian family See also Adygei, Kabardian
adjective
3.
relating to Circassia, its people, or language
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