Scyth·​i·​an ˈsi-thē-ən How to pronounce Scythian (audio)
: a member of an ancient nomadic people inhabiting Scythia
: the Iranian language of the Scythians
Scythian adjective

Examples of Scythian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The main stage is the place to hear a variety of bands, including fiddle-forward Celtic American band Scythian, Scottish trad-folk-rock band Skerryvore and indie-folk group Carbon Leaf, while the smaller UA stage hosts traditional pipe bands, Irish dancers and other performers. Fritz Hahn, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2024

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Word History


Latin Scytha, from Greek Skythēs

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Scythian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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