Ossete

noun
Os·sete | \ ˈä-ˌsēt \
variants: or less commonly Osset \ˈä-sət, -ˌset \

Definition of Ossete 

: a member of a people of the central Caucasus

Other words from Ossete

Ossetian \ä-ˈsē-shən \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Ossete

1814, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ossete

Russian osetin, from Osetiya Ossetia, from Georgian Oseti, from osi Ossete

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