Sarmatian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sarmatian Of or pertaining to Sarmatia, or its inhabitants, the ancestors of the Russians and the Poles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sarmatian Of or pertaining to Sarmatia, an ancient region extending from the Volga vaguely westward, identified poetically with Poland; pertaining to the inhabitants of this region.
    • n sarmatian A member of one of the ancient tribes, probably of Median affinities, which wandered in southern Russia, Hungary, and elsewhere. The Sarmatians became merged in other peoples.
    • n sarmatian In geology, the uppermost stage of the Miocene Tertiary in the Vienna basin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sarmatian sär-mā′shi-an pertaining to the race who spoke the same language as the Scythians, and who are believed to have been of Median descent and so Iranian in stock, though some authorities think they belonged to the Ural-Altaic family: Polish, the term Sarmatia being sometimes rhetorically applied to Poland.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Sarmaticus,

Usage

In literature:

My demand is that I may flee from it beyond the Sarmatians.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
He had taken one hundred Sarmatian virgins.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1" by Edward Gibbon
The Sarmatians no longer respected the barrier of the Danube.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 2" by Edward Gibbon
The offensive arms of the Sarmatians were short daggers, long lances, and a weighty bow vow with a quiver of arrows.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 2" by Edward Gibbon
But though Dacia was quiet, in its neighborhood the restless Sarmatians prowled and threatened.
"Imperial Purple" by Edgar Saltus
Rome purchases peace of the Sarmatians, 18.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
Sarmatians, i 2, 79; iii 5, 24; iv 4, 54.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
Sarmatians, rule in Dacia, 142. defeated by Valentinian, 142.
"Roumania Past and Present" by James Samuelson
He also defeated the Dacians and Sarmatians.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
The other great division of Jews in Europe are the Sarmatian Jews, and they are very numerous.
"Lord George Bentinck A Political Biography" by Benjamin Disraeli
Maximin proceeds to Sirmium, with the design of attacking the Sarmatians.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
To Dacia and Pannonia where it overlaid or was engrafted on a language the stock whereof is undetermined, but which was, probably, Sarmatian.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
It had also a mixture of Sarmatian blood.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
The Sarmatian princes, who used incessantly to quarrel, brought their disputes from a great distance to his tribunal.
"Tales from the German" by Various
Stern as their clime the tribes, whose sires of yore The name, far dreaded, of Sarmatians bore.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
A man with Sarmatian features and a Polish accent claimed for Herr von Pranken the credit of having brought the man into the house.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
These were displaced later by the Sarmatians, and Scythia becomes merely a geographical term.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
The kings of the Sarmatians, Geloni, and Budini agreed to send help to the Scoloti, but the rest refused.
"The History of Antiquity" by Max Duncker
Hence the Greeks resolved to make the Amazons the ancestors of the Sarmatians.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
Perhaps he is nearer to the Sarmatian than the continental Celt.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
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