- the ancient name of a region in E Europe, between the Vistula and the Volga.
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Examples from the Web for sarmatian
Marlowe has mistaken "Sarmata," a Sarmatian, for the country Sarmatia.The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)
By his side lolled the faithful giant, his friend, the Sarmatian, Aragaris.
The Sarmatian Aragaris belonged to the number chosen to leave the north.
The reasons for believing this to have been Sarmatian will be given in the sequel.
Some portion of the present area was Keltic, and a still greater was Sarmatian.
- 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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