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Indo-European

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Etymology

Coined in 1813 by Sir Thomas Young.

Proper noun

Singular
Indo-European

Plural
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Indo-European

  1. A major language family which includes many of the languages between Europe and India, with notable Indic, Iranian and European sub-branches.
  2. Proto-Indo-European: the hypothetical parent language of the Indo-European language family.

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Noun

Singular
Indo-European

Plural
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  1. A member of the original ethnolinguistic group hypothesized to have spoken Proto-Indo-European and thus to have been the ancestor for most of Western Eurasia.

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Adjective

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Positive
Indo-European

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  1. Of or related to the languages originally spoken in Europe and Western Asia.
  2. Of or related to the hypothetical parent language of the Indo-European language family. Also called Proto-Indo-European and abbreviated PIE.
  3. Of or related to the hypothetical group of peoples that spread Indo-European tongues.

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