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Mede

[meed] /mid/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Media.
Origin of Mede
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English Medis (plural), Old English Mēdas < Latin Mēdī < Greek Mêdoi (plural), Mêdos (singular) < Old Persian Māda
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  • And then Cyrus called to his side Araspas the Mede, who had been his comrade in boyhood.

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

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

    Cyropaedia 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
  • The name has something of Greek in it, and it is said he was a Mede.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • The Mede and the Persian did not, however, meet it with cold logic.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • "Your daughter when she's discreditable, you know," returned the Mede with decision.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • The Persian went over and rested her head against the Mede's arm.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • "You've been ridiculous, all right," said the Mede with conviction.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
British Dictionary definitions for Mede

Mede

/miːd/
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 Forms
Median, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for 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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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