- the ancient name of a region in E Europe, between the Vistula and the Volga.
Examples from the Web for sarmatia
Of those, a small segment, about 10 percent, were activists “ready to fight” for their New Russia or Sarmatia.
He held up a club, the weapon of choice of the Sarmatia activists.
Marlowe has mistaken "Sarmata," a Sarmatian, for the country Sarmatia.The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)
The two Polonaises recapture the heroic and sorrowing spirit of Sarmatia.Franz Liszt
What business had Sarmatia to be fighting for liberty with a fifteen-foot pole between her and the breasts of her enemies?The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes
These events took place in that part of Sarmatia which looks towards the second Pannonia.The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus
An implicit confidence in enemies like these was one of the amiable "crimes" for which "Sarmatia fell unwept."
- the ancient name of a region between the Volga and Vistula Rivers now covering parts of Poland, Belarus, and SW Russia
Word Origin and History for sarmatia
Latin Sarmatia, from Greek Sarmates, name of an ancient tribe which wandered the plains of eastern Europe west of the Volga; later poetically identified with Poland. Related: Sarmatian.