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Samoyed

noun Sam·o·yed \ˈsa-mə-ˌyed, -ˌmȯi-\

Definition of Samoyed

  1. 1 :  a member of any of a group of peoples inhabiting the far north of European Russia and parts of northwestern Siberia

  2. 2 :  the family of Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed people

  3. 3 :  any of a Siberian breed of medium-sized white or cream-colored sled dogs

Samoyed

adjective

Samoyedic

play \ˌsa-mə-ˈye-dik, -ˌmȯi-\ adjective


Variants of samoyed

also

Samoyede

play \ˈsa-mə-ˌyed, -ˌmȯi-\

Origin and Etymology of samoyed

Russian samoed, from Old Russian samoyadi, of Sami origin; akin to North Sami sápmi (genitive sámi) Sami homeland & eatnam-, eana land


First Known Use: 1589

Rhymes with samoyed

acidhead, aforesaid, arrowhead, barrelhead, bubblehead, bufflehead, butterhead, chowderhead, chucklehead, colorbred, copperhead, Diamond Head, dragonhead, dunderhead, featherbed, featherhead, fiddlehead, figurehead, fountainhead, get ahead, gingerbread, go-ahead, hammerhead, head-to-head, Holinshed, infrared, Java Head, knucklehead, letterhead, Lizard Head, loggerhead, lowlihead, maidenhead, Marblehead, metalhead, newlywed, overhead, overspread, pinniped, pointy-head, poppyhead, quadruped, riverbed, running head, saddlebred, Saint John's bread, scratch one's head, showerhead, sleepyhead, slugabed, soda bread, standardbred, straight-ahead, talking head, thoroughbred, thunderhead, timberhead, turn one's head, turtlehead, underbred, watershed, woodenhead


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