[sahr-mey-shee-uh, -shuh]


the ancient name of a region in E Europe, between the Vistula and the Volga.

Related formsSar·ma·ti·an, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a native or inhabitant of Sarmatia, an ancient region of E Europe


of or relating to Sarmatia or its inhabitants



the ancient name of a region between the Volga and Vistula Rivers now covering parts of Poland, Belarus, and SW Russia
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Word Origin and History for sarmatian


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.

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