Bactrian "inhabitant of Bactria," late 14c.; as a type of camel, c.1600, from L. Bactria, ancient region in what is now northwestern Afghanistan, lit. "the western province," from Persian bakhtar "the west."

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  • Bactrian — Bac tri*an, a. Of or pertaining to Bactria in Asia. n. A native of Bactria. [1913 Webster] {Bactrian camel}, the two humped camel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bactrian — noun a) A person of Bactria. b) An extinct Eastern Iranian language which was spoken in the Central Asian region of Bactria, also called Tocharistan, in northern Afghanistan. See Also: Bactrian camel …   Wiktionary

  • bactrian — adj. of or relating to Bactria in central Asia. Phrases and idioms: Bactrian camel a camel, Camelus bactrianus, native to central Asia, with two humps. Etymology: L Bactrianus f. Gk Baktrianos …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bactrian — adjective or noun see Bactria …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bactrian — Bac·tri·an (băkʹtrē ən) adj. Of or relating to Bactria or its people, language, or culture. n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Bactria. 2. The Middle Iranian language of the Bactrians, known from scattered inscriptions and legal documents extending… …   Universalium

  • Bactrian — ISO 639 3 Code : xbc ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Ancient …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • bactrian — n. Asian camel that has two humps on its back …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bactrian — [ baktrɪən] noun a native or inhabitant of Bactria, an ancient region and empire in central Asia. adjective relating to Bactria …   English new terms dictionary

  • bactrian — bac·tri·an …   English syllables

  • Bactrian deer — Male (Stag) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

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