a native or inhabitant of Circassia.
a group of North Caucasian languages, including Kabardian.
a literary language based on the western dialects of the Circassian group.
of or relating to Circassia, its inhabitants, often with respect to their legendary beauty, or their language.
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How to use Circassian in a sentence
As referenced in The Cossacks by Albert Seaton, the Kuban Cossacks and their Terek brethren also wore the cherkesska, basically a Circassian-origin tunic with pockets sewn on both sides for carrying cartridges.Cossacks: The Remarkable Military Settlers of Russia and Ukraine | Dattatreya Mandal | June 16, 2022 | Realm of History
The Kuban Cossacks were also known to carry the kinzhal, a Circassian-type dagger.Cossacks: The Remarkable Military Settlers of Russia and Ukraine | Dattatreya Mandal | June 16, 2022 | Realm of History
My grandparents are Georgian and Circassian and other stuff, too.How Biking Across America Formed an Unlikely Friendship | Raffi Joe Wartanian | October 8, 2020 | Outside Online
Communities were spilt into smaller and smaller units, while signs in villages warned against speaking Circassian in public areas.
“This is like having the Olympics in Auschwitz,” tweeted one young Circassian activist.
The indigent Jakut exchanges his most valuable furs and skins for a few ounces of the "Circassian weed."Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
A Circassian prisoner carried in a wounded Royal Scot on his back under a heavy fire.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Girls are brought to them and warranted virgins on the words of a Circassian.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The deputy-governor glared at the new-comers, and then dismissed the Circassian girls.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks | Bracebridge Hemyng
The man placed his finger upon his lip—a sign of implicit obedience—and the Circassian slaves were removed to prison.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks | Bracebridge Hemyng
British Dictionary definitions for Circassian
relating to Circassia, its people, or language
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