Samoyed

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

Definition of Samoyed

1 :a member of any of a group of peoples inhabiting the far north of European Russia and parts of northwestern Siberia
2 :the family of Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed people
3 :any of a Siberian breed of medium-sized white or cream-colored sled dogs

Samoyed

adjective

Samoyedic

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


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