来自俄罗斯语 samoyed,萨摩耶人，居住在西伯利亚的蒙古族部落，字面意思为吃人的人，同 类相吃的人，来自 samoy-,同样的，同类的，词源同 same,-ed,吃，词源同 edible,eat.这种把外 来人当做野蛮人的观念比较 cannibal,吃人族，来自 Carib,加勒比。后用于指一种当地的犬。
The common Russian etymology of the name Samoyed, meaning "self-eater," deepened the Russians' already exotic image of far-northerners. The most probable linguistic origin of Samoyed, however, is from the Saami -- saam-edne, "land of the people" [Andrei V. Golovnev and Gail Osherenko, "Siberian Survival: The Nenets and Their Story," Cornell University, 1999]Which would make the name a variant of Suomi "Finn." The native name is Nenets. As the name of a type of dog (once used as a working dog in the Arctic) it is attested from 1889.
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