Sog·​di·​an ˈsäg-dē-ən How to pronounce Sogdian (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Sogdiana
: an Iranian language of the Sogdians see Indo-European Languages Table
Sogdian adjective

Word History


Latin Sogdiani, plural, from Greek Sogdianoi, from Old Persian Suguda Sogdiana

First Known Use

1553, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Sogdian was in 1553

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“Sogdian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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