from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A native or inhabitant of Circassia.
- n. The Caucasian language of the Circassians.
- adj. Of or relating to Circassia or its people, language, or culture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A North Caucasian language group spoken in Circassia in North West Caucasus Russia.
- proper n. Sometimes, used for Adyghe, Kabardian, Ubykh and even Abkhazian languages
- n. A native or inhabitant of Circassia (historical) (nowadays shared by Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia) including Adyghes, Ubykhs, Abkhazs.
- adj. Of or pertaining to Circassia or Circassians
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Circassia, in Asia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or inhabiting Circassia, a district of Russia (until 1864 an independent territory) situated on the northern slope of the Caucasus, and bordering on the Black Sea.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Circassia; specifically, one of the native race of Circassia, distinguished for the fine physical formation of its members, especially its women.
- n. [⟨lowercase] Same as circassienne.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia
- n. a mostly Sunni Muslim community living in northwestern Caucasia
- n. a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Circassian
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Hellenes said that it hung in Colchis, which we call the Circassian coast, nailed to a beech tree in the war-god's wood; and that it was the fleece of the wondrous ram, who bore Phrixus and Helle across the Euxine
The article was about an event called The Circassian National Forum that took place on April 4 in Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, and was deleted from the website after about an hour.
In the 1870s, a number of the tribe's young men died when they were part of a salvage operation of a ship called the Circassian, which sank before they could return to shore.
Its wood, too, under the name of "Circassian," is famous for its figured beauty .
Her own family origins are Circassian-Turkish and Arabian; her father is an economist, and her mother is a social activist.
One was Djilfidan, "a tall Circassian slave with knee-length, jet-black hair," who in August 1844 gave birth at Zanzibar to a daughter, Salme.
About this time, the patriarch of a prominent Circassian family said of the Palestinians: Savages!
And he could also rely on the loyalty of those elite officers and troops of Circassian ancestry.
Back to the blanket labelization of Islam as the enemy; I wonder if GB is aware there are Moslem soldiers in the IDF, both Bedouin and Circassian?
Nobody cares any more, but back in the day we used to argue about whether English, French, Circassian or some other walnut was the prettiest and best wood for gun stocks.