from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a people living in the region of the Aegean Sea before the coming of the Greeks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An inhabitant of pre-Hellenic Greece.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Pelasgians.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Pelasgians, an ancient people of Greece, of roving habits.
- adj. Wandering.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as Pelasgic.
- n. One of the Pelasgi.
Middle English, from Latin Pelasgus, from Greek Pelasgos.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Πελασγός (Pelasgos) + -ian, presumably based on a Pre-Greek ethnonym. Compare Egyptian prst, an ethnonym listed as one of the Sea Peoples attacking Egypt around 1190 BCE. (Wiktionary)