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

Other Words from Samoyed

Samoyed adjective
Samoyedic \ ˌsa-​mə-​ˈye-​dik , -​ˌmȯi-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of Samoyed

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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