Ossetic
noun Date: 1841 the Iranian language of the Ossetes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ossetic — [ä set′ik] adj. of the Ossets or their language or culture; Ossetian n. the Iranian language spoken by the Ossets …   English World dictionary

  • Ossetic — Os•set•ic [[t]ɒˈsɛt ɪk[/t]] n. 1) peo the Iranian language of the Ossetes, the sole modern descendant of the speech of the Scythians and the Sarmatians 2) peo of or pertaining to Ossetic • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Ossetic — /o set ik/, adj. 1. Ossetian. n. 2. the Indo European, Iranian language of the Ossets. [1920 25; OSSET + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Ossetic — 1. adjective Ossetian 2. noun Ossetian …   Wiktionary

  • ossetic — os·set·ic …   English syllables

  • Ossetic — /ɒˈsɛtɪk/ (say o setik) adjective 1. of or relating to Ossetia, its people, or their language. –noun Also, Osetin. 2. an Indo Iranian language spoken in Ossetia, closely related to Avestan. Also, Ossetian /ɒˈsiʃən/ (say o seeshuhn) …   Australian English dictionary

  • ossetic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ossetic language — Ossetian Spoken in  Russia (North Ossetia)  Georgia …   Wikipedia

  • Ossetic language — ▪ Iranian language       eastern Iranian language spoken in the northern Caucasus by the Ossetes. There are two major dialects: (1) eastern, called Iron, and (2) western, called Digor. The majority of the Ossetes speak Iron, which is the basis of …   Universalium

  • Old Ossetic — ISO 639 3 Code : oos ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Ancient …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

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