Meaning of Polovtsy in English:

Polovtsy

Pronunciation /pə(ʊ)ˈlɒvtsi/ /ˈpɒləvtsi/

noun

  • With plural agreement. 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.