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Samian

[sey-mee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Greek island of Samos.
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Samos.
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Origin of Samian

1570–80; < Latin Sami(us) (< Greek Sámios of Samos) + -an
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Examples from the Web for samian

Historical Examples

  • Then it was that she bade O'Brien "fill high the bowl with Samian wine."

    Stories By English Authors: Italy

    Various

  • They are powerless, and ye also have drunk the Samian wine.'

    Saronia

    Richard Short

  • Croesus had enjoyed the society of the Samian poets and sculptors.

  • To the south the Samian mountains shone blue on the horizon.

    The Death of the Gods

    Dmitri Mrejkowski

  • Like the Samian, it is found over the greater part of Europe.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young


British Dictionary definitions for samian

Samian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Samos or its inhabitants
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Samos
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