Definition of Massagetae in US English:

Massagetae

noun

  • Treated as plural. An ancient Scythian people living to the east of the Caspian Sea.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From classical Latin Massagetae from ancient Greek Μασσαγέται (Herodotus); ultimate origin unknown.