Definition of Polovtsy in English:

Polovtsy

noun

  • Treated as plural. A nomadic Turkic people who inhabited the central Eurasian steppe between the 11th and 13th centuries.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From Russian polovcy, plural of polovec, perhaps from polovyj yellowish-white, pale + -ec, suffix forming nouns.

Pronunciation

Polovtsy

/pə(ʊ)ˈlɒvtsi//ˈpɒləvtsi/