Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Ossetia, the Ossets, or their language or culture.
  • n. The Iranian language of the Ossets.

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  • adj. Ossetian; of or pertaining to Ossetia, its people, or their language.
  • proper n. Ossetian, the Ossetian language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or belonging to the Ossetes, people dwelling in the Caucasus Mountains.
  • n. The language of the Ossetes. It belongs to the Indo-European or Aryan family, and is especially akin to Iranian or Persian.

Etymologies

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From Ossete +‎ -ic.

Examples

  • Other notable related Iranian languages include Persian, Kurdish, Balochi, Gilaki, spoken in the Middle East, and Ossetic, which is spoken in the Caucasus.

    Planet-x.com.au » Afghan

  • For their parts, speakers of Baluchi live in Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan; Ossetic is chiefly spoken in the Russian and Georgian Caucasus.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Living languages of the Iranian subbranch include Farsi, Tajik, and Dari all descended from Middle Persian, the language of such celebrated poets as Rumi and Hafez, as well as Kurdish, Baluchi, Pashto, and Ossetic.

    The English Is Coming!

  • She rarely says her opinion about the languages, but often challenges my knowledge by asking "Whas is the Finnish/Ossetic/English word for that?"

    On a child's view of English

  • In the world picture of my 3 y. o. there are five languages: Russian, Esperanto, English, Finnish and Ossetic.

    On a child's view of English

  • The Ossetians Ossetic: ирæттæ, irættæ are an Iranic ethnic group indigenous to Ossetia, a region that spans the ...

    Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2008 – August – 15

  • They speak Ossetic, an Indo-European language of the Iranian branch.

    International sensitivity

  • The Ossetians Ossetic: ирæттæ, irættæ are an Iranic ethnic group indigenous to Ossetia, a region that spans the Caucasus Mountains.

    International sensitivity

  • It is said that, when he visited an Academy of Sciences in one of the small Soviet Republics, he addressed them, to their astonishment, in their own language, Ossetic, which even then was almost forgotten.

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  • As far as I know, most linguists consider Ossetic to be a direct descendent of the language of the Ancient Scythians.

    languagehat.com: NARTS.

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