from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hypothetical language proposed as the parent language of Afro-Asiatic, Altaic, Dravidian, Indo-European, Kartvelian, Uralic-Yukaghir, and perhaps other language families.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A conjectural and not widely accepted grouping of languages including the Indo-European, Uralic, Altaic, Chukchi-Kamchatkan, Eskimo-Aleut, Dravidian, Elamite, Sumerian, Kartvelian, and Afro-Asiatic languages, and less commonly including the Aegean and Ainu languages as well.
Danish nostratisk, from Latin nostrās, nostrāt-, belonging to our country or people, from noster, our, ours; see nes-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German nostratisch. (Wiktionary)