- Samoyed is a member of a tribe or group of nomads in Siberia, or is a language spoken by people in these tribes, or a white dog of arctic breeding.
- A member of a Siberian tribe is an example of a Samoyed.
- The language spoken by a Siberian tribe is an example of Samoyed.
- A white, arctic dog is an example of a Samoyed.
- a member of a group of peoples living in N Siberia and the Taimyr Peninsula
- any of a group of Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyeds
- any of a breed of strong working dog with a thick, white coat, erect ears, and a tail rolled over the back: developed in Siberia as a sled dog
Origin: Russ samoed, literally , self-eater, cannibal, altered from Lapp name samo- (see samovar) plush base of jĕdá, food: for Indo-European base see eat
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- See Nenets.
- Any of a breed of medium-sized dog originally developed in northern Eurasia, having a thick, long, white or cream-colored coat.
Origin: Obsolete Russian samoyed (samo-, self; see samovar + -ed, eater; see ed- in Indo-European roots), by folk etymology from Lapp sāmḿ emḿne, land of the Sami.
- Samˈo·yedˌ adjective
- Samˌo·yedˈic adjective