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Samoyed

[ sam-uh-yed, suh-moi-id ]
/ ˌsæm əˈyɛd, səˈmɔɪ ɪd /
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noun
a member of a Uralic people dwelling in W Siberia and the far NE parts of European Russia.
Also Samoyedic. a subfamily of Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed people.
(sometimes lowercase) one of a Russian breed of medium-sized dogs that have long, dense, white or cream hair and are used by the Samoyed people for herding reindeer and pulling sleds.
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Origin of Samoyed

First recorded in 1580–90, Samoyed is from the Russian word samoyéd
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British Dictionary definitions for Samoyed

Samoyed
/ (ˌsæməˈjɛd) /

noun
plural -yed or -yeds a member of a group of peoples who migrated along the Russian Arctic coast and now live chiefly in the area of the N Urals: related to the Finns
the languages of these peoples, related to Finno-Ugric within the Uralic family
(səˈmɔɪɛd) a Siberian breed of dog of the spitz type, having a dense white or cream coat with a distinct ruff, and a tightly curled tail

Derived forms of Samoyed

Samoyedic, adjective

Word Origin for Samoyed

C17: from Russian Samoed
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