noun Sam·o·yed \ˈsa-mə-ˌyed, -ˌmȯi-\
variants: or less commonly


play \ˈsa-mə-ˌyed, -ˌmȯi-\

Definition of Samoyed

  1. 1 :  a member of any of a group of peoples inhabiting the far north of European Russia and parts of northwestern Siberia

  2. 2 :  the family of Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed people

  3. 3 :  any of a Siberian breed of medium-sized white or cream-colored sled dogs




play \ˌsa-mə-ˈye-dik, -ˌmȯi-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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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