A people of notorious cruelty (2 Macc. 4:47) who threatened in turn both the Assyrian and Persian empires, identified with the Ashkenaz (Jer. 51:27).

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  • Scythian — Scyth i*an, a. Of or pertaining to Scythia (a name given to the northern part of Asia, and Europe adjoining to Asia), or its language or inhabitants. [1913 Webster] {Scythian lamb}. (Bot.) See {Barometz}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scythian — 1540s, from L. Scythia, from Gk. Skythia ancient region along the north coast of the Black Sea, from Skythes a Scythian …   Etymology dictionary

  • Scythian — Scyth i*an, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Scythia; specifically (Ethnol.), one of a Slavonic race which in early times occupied Eastern Europe. [1913 Webster] 2. The language of the Scythians. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scythian — [sith′ēən] adj. of ancient Scythia or its people, language, or culture n. 1. a member of a warlike and nomadic Indo Iranian people that lived in ancient Scythia 2. the extinct Iranian language of this people …   English World dictionary

  • Scythian — /sith ee euhn/, adj. 1. pertaining to Scythia, its people, or their language. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Scythia. 3. the Iranian language spoken by the ancient Scythians. [1535 45; SCYTHI(A) + AN] * * * Any member of a nomadic people of… …   Universalium

  • Scythian — Turanian Tu*ra ni*an, a. [From Tur, the name, in Persian legendary history, of one of the three brothers from whom sprang the races of mankind.] Of, pertaining to, or designating, an extensive family of languages of simple structure and low grade …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scythian — noun Etymology: Latin Scytha, from Greek Skythēs Date: 15th century 1. a member of an ancient nomadic people inhabiting Scythia 2. the Iranian language of the Scythians • Scythian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Scythian — 1. noun /ˈsɪðiən,ˈsɪθiən/ An inhabitant of Scythia, an ill defined region centered in southern Russia. 2. adjective /ˈsɪðiən,ˈsɪθiən/ a) Relating to Scythia. b) Relating to Scythians …   Wiktionary

  • Scythian —    The Scythians consisted of all the pastoral tribes who dwelt to the north of the Black Sea and the Caspian, and were scattered far away toward the east. Of this vast country but little was anciently known. Its modern representative is Russia,… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Scythian — ISO 639 3 Code : xsc 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

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