Scythian

noun
Scyth·​i·​an | \ ˈsi-thē-ən How to pronounce Scythian (audio) , -ṯẖē- \

Definition of Scythian

1 : a member of an ancient nomadic people inhabiting Scythia
2 : the Iranian language of the Scythians

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Scythian adjective

First Known Use of Scythian

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Scythian

Latin Scytha, from Greek Skythēs

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The first known use of Scythian was in the 15th century

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“Scythian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scythian. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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