circassian


circassian

Circassian [ser-kash-uh n, -ee-uh n] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a native or inhabitant of Circassia. a group of North Caucasian languages, including Kabardian. a literary language based on the western dialects of the Circassian group. adjective of or relating to Circassia, its inhabitants, often with respect to their legendary beauty, or their language. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of Circassian 1545–55; Medieval Latin or New Latin Circassi(a) + -an Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for circassian Contemporary Examples of circassian

  • Communities were spilt into smaller and smaller units, while signs in villages warned against speaking Circassian in public areas.

    The Lost Tribe Of Sochi

    Peter Schwartzstein

    February 9, 2014

  • “This is like having the Olympics in Auschwitz,” tweeted one young Circassian activist.

    The Lost Tribe Of Sochi

    Peter Schwartzstein

    February 9, 2014

  • Historical Examples of circassian

  • He was wearing grey riding-breeches, a jacket and a Circassian cap.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • The question of the Circassian is only the beginning, and not even the worst.

    Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863

    Adam Gurowski

  • Of a sudden the wind lulled, and the Circassian righted from her careen.

    The Pirate and The Three Cutters

    Frederick Marryat

  • All festal occasions in Circassian life are enlivened by the presence of the minstrel.

    Life of Schamyl

    John Milton Mackie

  • The well-known Circassian slave-trade is confined to the sale of females.

    Life of Schamyl

    John Milton Mackie

  • British Dictionary definitions for circassian Circassian noun a native of Circassia a language or languages spoken in Circassia, belonging to the North-West Caucasian familySee also Adygei, Kabardian adjective Also: Circassic relating to Circassia, its people, or language Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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