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Scythian (n.)

1540s, from Latin Scythia, from Greek Skythia, name anciently given to the region along the north coast of the Black Sea, from Skythes "a Scythian," said to be from an Indo-European root meaning "shepherd" [Room]. As an adjective from 1560s. Herodotus is responsible for Scythian disease or Scythian insanity.

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Definitions of Scythian from WordNet
1
Scythian (n.)
a member of the ancient nomadic people inhabiting Scythia;
Scythian (n.)
the Iranian language spoken by the ancient Scythians;
2
Scythian (adj.)
of or relating to the ancient Scythians or their culture or language;
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