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Samoyed

noun Sam·o·yed \ˈsa-mə-ˌyed, -ˌmi-\

Definition of SAMOYED

1
:  a member of any of a group of peoples inhabiting the far north of European Russia and parts of northwestern Siberia
2
:  the family of Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed people
3
:  any of a Siberian breed of medium-sized white or cream-colored sled dogs
Samoyed adjective
Sam·o·yed·ic \ˌsa-mə-ˈye-dik, -ˌmi-\ adjective

Variants of SAMOYED

Sam·o·yed also Sam·o·yede \ˈsa-mə-ˌyed, -ˌmi-\

Origin 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

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