Origin of Scythian
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Many authors have written of the Scythian Lamb, or Borametz—most of them fabulously.The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary|Henry Lee
The shock of the Scythian irruption cannot but have greatly injured and weakened Assyria.History of Phoenicia|George Rawlinson
The Scythian police who kept order in the Pnyx could procure him no audience.Historical Miniatures|August Strindberg
The goddess punished this sacrilege by inflicting on the Scythian nation the "female disease."
He advanced with a powerful army, but ill prepared for such an expedition, into the Scythian wastes.The History of Sandford and Merton|Thomas Day
1540s, from Latin Scythia, from Greek Skythia, name anciently given to the region along the north coast of the Black Sea, from Skythes "a Scythian," said to be from an Indo-European root meaning "shepherd" [Room]. As an adjective from 1560s. Herodotus is responsible for Scythian disease or Scythian insanity.