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Sogdian

[sog-dee-uh n]
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Sogdiana.
  2. the extinct Iranian language of Sogdiana.
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Origin of Sogdian

From the Greek word Sogdianós, dating back to 1770–80. See Sogdiana, -ian
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Historical Examples

  • His mother was a Turkish shamaness, his father, a foreigner probably of Sogdian origin.

    A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]

    Wolfram Eberhard


British Dictionary definitions for sogdian

Sogdian

noun
  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
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Sogdiana, its people, or their language
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