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[sahr-mey-shee-uh, -shuh] /sɑrˈmeɪ ʃi ə, -ʃə/
the ancient name of a region in E Europe, between the Vistula and the Volga.
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Sarmatian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • By his side lolled the faithful giant, his friend, the sarmatian, Aragaris.

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
  • Marlowe has mistaken "Sarmata," a sarmatian, for the country Sarmatia.

  • Married in 1812 after the sarmatian custom to her lover Renard, a French quartermaster, who was killed in 1813.

    Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
  • Some portion of the present area was Keltic, and a still greater was sarmatian.

    The Ethnology of Europe Robert Gordon Latham
  • Perhaps he is nearer to the sarmatian than the continental Celt.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • It would also be more sarmatian than either German or Classical.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • Under the guise of a sarmatian, Adrienne discovered the hero, and undertook to polish the soldier.

    Old and New Paris, v. 1 Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • On the south the corresponding zone is affected by numerous secondary folds which involve the sarmatian or Upper Miocene deposits.

  • He had yielded, sarmatian that he was, to the admiration which the beautiful queen of Navarre inspired in every one.

    Marguerite de Valois Alexandre Dumas
  • The population, too, was referable to both branches of the sarmatian stock—the Slavonic as well as the Lithuanic.

    The Ethnology of Europe Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for sarmatian


a native or inhabitant of Sarmatia, an ancient region of E Europe
of or relating to Sarmatia or its inhabitants


the ancient name of a region between the Volga and Vistula Rivers now covering parts of Poland, Belarus, and SW Russia
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Word Origin and History for sarmatian


Latin Sarmatia, from Greek Sarmates, name of an ancient tribe which wandered the plains of eastern Europe west of the Volga; later poetically identified with Poland. Related: Sarmatian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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