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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Indo-European.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Indo-European (hypothetical language)
  • n. Indo-European (hypothetical language)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Same as Aryan, and Indo-European.
  • adj. Pertaining to or denoting the Teutonic family of languages as related to the Sanskrit, or derived from the ancient Aryan language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A word sometimes used, especially by German scholars, as equivalent to Indo-European or Aryan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the Indo-European language family

Etymologies

From Indo- +‎ Germanic, relating to the two geographically most extreme subgroupings, the Indo-Aryan and the Germanic languages. (When this term was coined, the Celtic languages were not yet considered Indo-European, and the Tocharian languages were not yet discovered.) While the classification is considered obsolete and the term fell out of use, it was adopted into some languages, cf. German indogermanisch. (Wiktionary)

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