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Sarmatia

[sahr-mey-shee-uh, -shuh]
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noun
  1. the ancient name of a region in E Europe, between the Vistula and the Volga.
Related formsSar·ma·ti·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for sarmatian

Historical Examples

  • Marlowe has mistaken "Sarmata," a Sarmatian, for the country Sarmatia.

    The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    Christopher Marlowe

  • By his side lolled the faithful giant, his friend, the Sarmatian, Aragaris.

    The Death of the Gods

    Dmitri Mrejkowski

  • The Sarmatian Aragaris belonged to the number chosen to leave the north.

    The Death of the Gods

    Dmitri Mrejkowski

  • The reasons for believing this to have been Sarmatian will be given in the sequel.

    The Ethnology of Europe

    Robert Gordon Latham

  • Some portion of the present area was Keltic, and a still greater was Sarmatian.

    The Ethnology of Europe

    Robert Gordon Latham


British Dictionary definitions for sarmatian

Sarmatian

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

Sarmatia

noun
  1. 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

Sarmatia

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