Nenets speak the Samoyed language and are the nomadic indigenous people of Siberia.
- 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.
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 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 of SamoyedRussian samoed from self-designation of the Sami, or Lapps
of the Samoyeds or their languages or culture
Also sp. (for Samoyednoun- & adjective)Sam′o·yede·
- a. A subdivision of the Uralic language family of extreme northwestern Russia that includes Nenets.b. Nenets. No longer in technical use.
- A dog of a medium-sized breed developed in northern Eurasia as a sled dog, having a thick white coat and a bushy tail carried over the back.
Origin of SamoyedObsolete Russian samoyed Nenets person, member of a people speaking a Samoyedic language from alteration of samod, samoyad ( taken as samo- self ; see samovar . ) ( -ed eater ; see ed- in Indo-European roots.) of unknown origin
- Alternative capitalization of Samoyed (dog)