n) KEY ADJECTIVE:
- Of or relating to an ancient Iranian people whose homeland was in the area around Samarkand and who had established settlements throughout Chinese Turkistan before the advent of Islam.
- A member of this people.
- The extinct Middle Iranian language of this people, known chiefly from texts and inscriptions dating from the second to the ninth centuries a.d.
, from Greek Sogdoi
, from Old Persian Sug(u)da-