Samoyed meaning

sămə-yĕd, -oi-ĕd, sə-moiĭd
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.
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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.

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Of the Samoyeds or their languages or culture.
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Alternative capitalization of Samoyed (dog)
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A member of a group of peoples living in N Siberia and the Taimyr Peninsula.
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Any of a group of Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyeds.
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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.
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Origin of samoyed

  • Obsolete Russian samoyed Nenets person, member of a people speaking a Samoyedic language from alteration of samod, samoyad (taken as samo- self samovar) (-ed eater ed- in Indo-European roots) of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition