from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Scythia or its people, language, or culture.
- n. A member of the ancient nomadic people inhabiting Scythia.
- n. The Iranian language of the Scythians.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An inhabitant of Scythia, an ill-defined region centered in southern Russia.
- adj. relating to Scythia or Scythians
- proper n. the Eastern Iranian language of Scythians
- proper n. the Proto-Indo-European language
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Scythia (a name given to the northern part of Asia, and Europe adjoining to Asia), or its language or inhabitants.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Scythia; specifically (Ethnol.), one of a Slavonic race which in early times occupied Eastern Europe.
- n. The language of the Scythians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Scythians, or to Seythia, an ancient region of indefinite extent north of the Black Sea, or in the northern and central parts of Asia.
- Pertaining to the family of languages sometimes called Ural-Altaic or Turanian.
- n. A member of an ancient nomadic race, found in the steppe regions from the Carpathian mountains eastward. The Scythians have been thought to be of Mongolian or more probably of Aryan descent.
- In geology, noting the lowest series of the Triassic system in the Mediterranean basin, comprising the Brahmanian and Jakutian stages.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the ancient Scythians or their culture or language
- n. a member of the ancient nomadic people inhabiting Scythia
- n. the Iranian language spoken by the ancient Scythians
The Greek historians, on the other hand, freely applied the general term Scythian -- as they had done at any time since the Scythian campaign of Darius Hystaspis -- to any barbarian nation living beyond the Danube and the Cimmerian Bosporus.
Let us note the usage of the word "Scythian" - several peoples were known as Scythians
What is called the Scythian desert is a prairie, rich in meadows, high-lying, and well watered; for the rivers which carry off the water from the plains are large.
Joannes Maxentius, leader of the so-called Scythian monks, appears in history at Constantinople in 519 and 520.
The extremes of form and color are certainly separated, but without regard to the races, which can not be included in any of these classes, and which have been alternately termed Scythian and Allophyllic.
The so-called Scythian brought a message from his master.
The [[Arabs]] called the Scythian tribes of Tartary ''
And it is also the fact that the "flying gallop," which appeared in Mycenæan art thirty-seven centuries ago, and then travelled by a "Scythian" route through Tartary to China, and came back to Europe at the end of the eighteenth century, is also -- so far as it has any real representative in the action of the horse -- only approached by a brief phase of the "jump."
Let us note the usage of the word "Scythian" in relation to Magog - there was more than one nation of people known as Scythians.
It's DC), but they have a great band called Scythian that plays on Thursdays.