[sog-dee-uh n]

Origin of Sogdian

From the Greek word Sogdianós, dating back to 1770–80. See Sogdiana, -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for sogdian


  1. a member of the people who lived in Sogdiana
  2. the language of this people, now almost extinct, belonging to the East Iranian branch of the Indo-European family
  1. of or relating to Sogdiana, its people, or their language
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