American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the Ural-Altaic languages or to the peoples who speak them.
- n. See Ural-Altaic.
- n. A member of any of the peoples who speak languages of the Ural-Altaic group.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A word loosely and indefinitely used to designate a family of languages, sometimes applied to the Asiatic languages in general outside of the Indo-European and Semitic families, and so including various discordant and independent families, but sometimes used especially or restrictedly of the Ural-Altaic or Scythian family.
- adj. Of or pertaining to Turan.
- n. One of an extensive division of mankind, including the Mongols and allied races of Asia, together with the Malays and Polynesians.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Of, pertaining to, or designating, an extensive family of languages of simple structure and low grade (called also Altaic, Ural-Altaic, and Scythian), spoken in the northern parts of Europe and Asia and in Central Asia; of pertaining to, or designating, the people who speak these languages.
- n. One of the Turanians.
- Turan + -ian (Wiktionary)
- From Persian Tūrān, Turkistan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“-- The term Turanian is very loosely applied by the historian to many and widely separated families and peoples.”
“Most beds would have collapsed beneath Conan's considerable weight alone, but the beds in Turanian brothels were build to stand heavy usage, as well they should.”
“Turanian' - the significance of which is co-extensive with the scriptural, 'Japhetic' ...”
“Hungarian, Finnish, the Turkic languages, Mongolian, and Manchu belong to the Ural-Altaic family of languages, also known as the Turanian family, after the Persian word Turan for Turkestan.”
“But he held in leash a vast confederacy of nations -- Teutonic, Sclavonic, and what we now call Turanian, -- whose territories stretched from the Rhine to the Caucasus, and he is said to have made "the isles of the Ocean", which expression probably denotes the islands and peninsulas of”
“Anu, one of the four sons of Yayâti, is the North, not the Iranian, nor the Turanian, which is Turvasa, but the Semitic, _i. e.”
“The type of race so often, called in manuals of ethnology 'Mongolian', let us designate by the term 'Turanian' - the significance of which is co-extensive with the scriptural, 'Japhetic' ...”
“Bulgarians that both these peoples proclaimed their "Turanian" origins and toyed with ideas of "Pan-Turanian" solidarity against the menace of”
“He is not only faithful to the truth in large things, he is accurate in small matters also; and where he makes use of any statement he always shows that there is justification for it; although, by the way, I can only guess at his reason for calling Attila a "Turanian" a word which carries a pleasant flavor of pre-Victorian ethnology, and might just about as appropriately be applied to Tecumseh.”
“ The most recent investigations show it to have been a 'Turanian' language.”
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