or Sam·ar·cand, Sam·ar·qand
[sam-er-kand; Russian suh-muhr-kahnt]
- a city in SE Uzbekistan: taken by Alexander the Great 329 b.c.; Tamerlane's capital in the 14th century.
- a province of the ancient Persian Empire between the Oxus and Jaxartes rivers: now in Uzbekistan. Capital: Samarkand.
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The gate is of the same style as those I saw in Herat and Samarkand.rminius Vambry, his life and adventures
The seat of the Manichan pope was for centuries at Samarkand.Under the Witches' Moon
Mamud Mrz did not rule in Samarkand more than five or six months.
In Ramn of this same year, the Tarkhns revolted in Samarkand.
All the gardens and suburbs and some of the tmns of Samarkand are cultivated by it.
- a city in E Uzbekistan: under Tamerlane it became the chief economic and cultural centre of central Asia, on trade routes from China and India (the "silk road"). Pop: 289 000 (2005 est)Ancient name: Maracanda
- a region of ancient central Asia. Its chief city was Samarkand