• synonyms


noun, plural Nen·tsi, Nen·tsy [nent-see] /ˈnɛnt si/, (especially collectively) Nen·ets.
  1. a member of a reindeer-herding Uralic people of far northern European Russia and adjacent areas of Siberia as far as the Yenisei River delta.
  2. the Samoyedic language of the Nenets.
Show More

Origin of Nenets

< Russian nénets (with -ets falsely construed as the Russian suffix) < Nenets ńēnetś man, Nenets
Also called Yurak.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018