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Mede

[meed]
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Media.

Origin of Mede

1350–1400; Middle English Medis (plural), Old English Mēdas < Latin Mēdī < Greek Mêdoi (plural), Mêdos (singular) < Old Persian Māda
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Examples from the Web for mede

Historical Examples

  • Notice again how the Mede's own character is maintained: he speaks as he felt then.

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    Xenophon

  • And then Cyrus called to his side Araspas the Mede, who had been his comrade in boyhood.

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    Xenophon

  • Upon that Artabazus rode, the Mede who had claimed kinship with Cyrus in the old days.

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    Xenophon

  • With respect to Darius the Mede, nothing has been as yet discovered.

    Modern Skepticism

    C. J. Ellicott

  • In its first charter the town is called "the new borough of Mede."

    The Isle of Wight

    G. E. Mitton


British Dictionary definitions for mede

Mede

noun
  1. a member of an Indo-European people of West Iranian speech who established an empire in SW Asia in the 7th and 6th centuries bc
Derived FormsMedian, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for mede

Mede

inhabitant of ancient Media, late 14c., from Latin Medus, from Greek Medos "Mede," from the indigenous people-name Medes, said to be from the name of their first king (Medos).

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