Ossete

noun
Os·​sete | \ ˈä-ˌsēt How to pronounce Ossete (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Osset \ ˈä-​sət How to pronounce Osset (audio) , -​ˌset \

Definition of Ossete

: a member of a people of the central Caucasus

Other Words from Ossete

Ossetian \ ä-​ˈsē-​shən How to pronounce Ossetian (audio) \ 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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“Ossete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ossete. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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