I heard rhythmic breathing, signifying normal sleep.
Asmara, an Amharic word signifying "good pasture place," is a town of considerable antiquity.
As to their present name, signifying in its present Russian spelling "self-eaters," many ingenious theories have been advanced, but that proposed by Schrenk, who derived the name "Samo-yedes" from "Syroyadtsy," or "raw-eaters," leaves much to be desired.
Under the Roman Empire the word prior is found signifying "ancestor."
Lelewel, the Polish historian, considers that it is merely a translation into Latin of some such name as Kura, signifying "a fowl."