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Scythia

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪðɪə
 
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Definition of Scythia in English:

An ancient region of SE Europe and Asia. The Scythian empire, which existed between the 8th and 2nd centuries bc, was centred on the northern shores of the Black Sea and extended from southern Russia to the borders of Persia.

Derivatives

Scythian

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • But he writes, almost always open-mindedly, of the differences that distinguish Persians from Scythians, Babylonians, Indians, and Egyptians, as well as from Greeks.
  • For example, the leaders of successive nomadic tribes which occupied the Crimea - the Scythians, Sarmatians, and the Goths - were all interested in conspicuous wealth.
  • In the third century B.C., Scythians were displaced by Sarmatians, who in turn were overrun by waves of Germanic Goths.

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