American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to ancient Illyria or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
- n. A member of one of the ancient peoples that inhabited Illyria.
- n. An extinct Indo-European language spoken in Illyria and known only from scattered personal and geographical names preserved in Greek and Roman sources.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Illyria or Illyricum, an ancient region east of the Adriatic, comprising in its widest extent modern Albania, Bosnia, Servia, Croatia, Dalmatia, etc., conquered by the Romans and made a province, and later a prefecture.
- Pertaining to modern Illyria, a titular kingdom of Austria-Hungary, comprising at present Carinthia, Carniola, and the Maritime Territory.
- Pertaining to the modern Serbo-Croatian race or language.
- n. A native of ancient Illyricum. The Illyrians were perhaps allied to the Thracians, and are now represented by the Albanians.
- n. An inhabitant of the modern titular kingdom of Illyria.
- n. A member of the Serbo-Croatian race, now living in the territory of ancient Illyricum.
- n. The language of Illyria, or the group of ancient dialects represented by the modern Albanian; also applied to the modern Slavic dialects of the same or adjacent districts.
- adj. Of or pertaining to Illyria or Illyrians.
- adj. In the Illyrian language.
- n. an inhabitant of ancient Illyria
- n. extinct Indo-European language or languages spoken at the North-West Balkans
- n. an inhabitant of Roman province of Illyricum (Illyro-Roman)
- n. an old term for South Slavs, especially Croats, used in 17th-19th centuries
- n. a proposed term for Proto-Albanians
- n. a member of the Illyrian movement
- n. a minor and almost extinct branch of the Indo-European languages; spoken along the Dalmatian coast
“Croatia and all the southern Slavs in the coast district, and a not very successful movement had been started to establish a so-called Illyrian language, which should be accepted by both Croats and Slovenes.”
“Thus was proclaimed the identity of the Slav and the conservative points of view; the radical "Illyrian" assembly had done its work, and on the 9th of July”
“Their political ideal was an "Illyrian" kingdom, including”
“Among the southern Slavs the "Illyrian" movement, voiced from 1836 onward in the _Illyrian National Gazette_ of”
“He had apparently identified himself with the "Illyrian" party, had broken off all communications with the Hungarian government, and, in spite of an imperial edict issued in response to the urgency of”
“Apart from the more recently discovered branches, there are also a number of weakly attested languages, including Venetic, Messapic, Illyrian, Thracian, and Phrygian.”
“The Illyrian commanders tried to keep their right side in position, but the men were naturally drawn to the left to engage the enemy and protect themselves.”
“The Macedonians had no sooner arrived at the river crossing at the end of the valley when they saw thousands of Illyrian warriors heading down from the hills toward the ford.”
“Alexander and his men moved into the Illyrian camp and killed the first of the enemy as they slept, then attacked the panic-stricken barbarians with such swiftness that they threw aside their weapons and ran from the city, the survivors escaping into the mountains.”
“By then Alexander was already deep into Illyrian territory near the walled town of Pellium, headquarters of Cleitus.”
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