Os·​sete ˈä-ˌsēt How to pronounce Ossete (audio)
variants or less commonly Osset
ˈä-sət How to pronounce Ossete (audio)
: a member of a people of the central Caucasus
Ossetian adjective or noun

Word History


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

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ossete was in 1814

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“Ossete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ossete. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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