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  1. Ossetian.
  1. the Indo-European, Iranian language of the Ossets.

Origin of Ossetic

First recorded in 1920–25; Osset + -ic
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Examples from the Web for ossetic

Historical Examples

  • No man believed all this more than the present writer until the appearance of Rosen's sketch of the Irôn (Ossetic) grammar.

    The Natural History of the Varieties of Man

    Robert Gordon Latham

  • Now this is what we shall find in America—large areas, like the Turk, in contact with small ones, like the Ossetic.

British Dictionary definitions for ossetic


Ossetian (ɒˈsiːʃən)

  1. of or relating to Ossetia, its people, or their language
  1. the language of the Ossets, belonging to the East Iranian branch of the Indo-European family
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