Kamasin

noun

Ka·​ma·​sin
¦kämaə¦sēn,
¦kam-,
-sin
variants or less commonly Kamass
ˈkäməs,
ˈkam-
or Kamassian
kəˈmashən,
-asēən
or Kamassin
like kamasin
plural Kamasin or Kamasins
1
a
: a Samoyed people on the upper Yenisei river, Siberia, who are ethnically largely extinct or absorbed into the Russian culture by intermarriage
b
: a member of such people
2
: the Uralic language of the Kamasin people

Word History

Etymology

Kamasin, Kamass, Kamassin from Russian Kamasintsy (plural), from Kamasin Kangmāãžə; Kamassian probably from Kamass + -ian

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“Kamasin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kamasin. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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