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Sarmatia

[sahr-mey-shee-uh, -shuh] /sɑrˈmeɪ ʃi ə, -ʃə/
noun
1.
the ancient name of a region in E Europe, between the Vistula and the Volga.
Related forms
Sarmatian, adjective, noun
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  • By his side lolled the faithful giant, his friend, the sarmatian, Aragaris.

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
  • Marlowe has mistaken "Sarmata," a sarmatian, for the country Sarmatia.

  • Married in 1812 after the sarmatian custom to her lover Renard, a French quartermaster, who was killed in 1813.

    Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
  • Some portion of the present area was Keltic, and a still greater was sarmatian.

    The Ethnology of Europe Robert Gordon Latham
  • Perhaps he is nearer to the sarmatian than the continental Celt.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • It would also be more sarmatian than either German or Classical.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • Under the guise of a sarmatian, Adrienne discovered the hero, and undertook to polish the soldier.

    Old and New Paris, v. 1 Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • On the south the corresponding zone is affected by numerous secondary folds which involve the sarmatian or Upper Miocene deposits.

  • He had yielded, sarmatian that he was, to the admiration which the beautiful queen of Navarre inspired in every one.

    Marguerite de Valois Alexandre Dumas
  • The population, too, was referable to both branches of the sarmatian stock—the Slavonic as well as the Lithuanic.

    The Ethnology of Europe Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for sarmatian

Sarmatian

/sɑːˈmeɪʃɪən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Sarmatia, an ancient region of E Europe
adjective
2.
of or relating to Sarmatia or its inhabitants

Sarmatia

/sɑːˈmeɪʃɪə/
noun
1.
the ancient name of a region between the Volga and Vistula Rivers now covering parts of Poland, Belarus, and SW Russia
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Word Origin and History for sarmatian

Sarmatia

Latin Sarmatia, from Greek Sarmates, name of an ancient tribe which wandered the plains of eastern Europe west of the Volga; later poetically identified with Poland. Related: Sarmatian.

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