- Samoyed Siberian Mongolian people, 1580s, from Rus. samoyed, lit. "self-eaters, cannibals" (the first element cognate with English same, the second with O.E. etan "to eat"). The native name is Nenets. As the name of a type of dog (once used as a working dog in the Arctic) it is attested from 1889.
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Samoyed — Samoyed. 1. A breed of medium sized sled dogs, originating in Siberia, of white or cream color. 2. A Uralic language spoken by the Samoyed people. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Samoyed — may refer to:* the Samoyedic peoples in Siberia who speak the Samoyedic languages: the Enets, the Nenets, the Nganasans, and the Selkups * the Samoyedic languages they speak * Samoyed (dog), a dog breed … Wikipedia
Samoyed — [sam′ə yed΄, sə moi′id] n. [Russ samoed, lit., self eater, cannibal, altered < Lapp name samo (see SAMOVAR) + base of jĕdá, food: for IE base see EAT] 1. a member of a group of peoples living in N Siberia and the Taimyr Peninsula 2. any of a… … English World dictionary
Samoyed — /sam euh yed , seuh moy id/, n. 1. a member of a Uralic people dwelling in W Siberia and the far NE parts of European Russia. 2. Also, Samoyedic. a subfamily of Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed people. 3. (sometimes l.c.) one of a Russian… … Universalium
Samoyed — also Samoyede noun Etymology: Russian samoed, from Old Russian samoyadi, of Sami origin; akin to North Sami sápmi (genitive sámi) Sami homeland & eatnam , eana land Date: 1589 1. a member of any of a group of peoples inhabiting the far north of… … New Collegiate Dictionary
Samoyed — noun 1. /ˈsæmɔɪˌɛd/ (say samoy.ed) a Ural Altaic people dwelling in north western Siberia and along the north eastern coast of Russia in Europe. 2. (plural Samoyed or Samoyeds) /ˈsæmɔɪˌɛd/ (say samoy.ed) a member of this people. 3. /ˈsæmɔɪˌɛd/… … Australian English dictionary
Samoyed — Sam•o•yed [[t]ˌsæm əˈyɛd, səˈmɔɪ ɪd[/t]] n. 1) peo a member of any of a group of Uralic peoples living in W Siberia and the far NE parts of European Russia 2) peo Samoyedic 3) dch (sometimes l.c.) one of a Siberian breed of medium sized dogs with … From formal English to slang
Samoyed — n. 1 a member of a people of northern Siberia. 2 the language of this people. 3 (also samoyed) a a dog of a white Arctic breed. b this breed. Etymology: Russ. samoed … Useful english dictionary
Samoyed — noun a) a member of the Nenets people of the Siberian Urals; they speak Samoyedic languages b) a hardy breed of dog from Siberia … Wiktionary
Samoyed — [ saməjɛd, ˌsamɔɪjɛd] noun 1》 a member of a group of mainly nomadic peoples of northern Siberia. 2》 any of several Samoyedic languages of these peoples. 3》 a dog of a white Arctic breed. Origin from Russ. samoed … English new terms dictionary