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

  • adj. Of or relating to Anatolia or its people, language, or culture.
  • adj. Of or relating to a branch of the Indo-European language family that includes Hittite and other extinct languages of ancient Anatolia.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Anatolia.
  • n. The Anatolian languages.

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  • adj. of or pertaining to Anatolia or its people, culture, etc.
  • n. a native or inhabitant of Anatolia
  • n. an extinct group of Indo-European languages once spoken in Anatolia, including Hittite and Luwian

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Anatolia, that is, Asia Minor, or the greater part of it on the west and northwest.

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  • n. an extinct branch of the Indo-European family of languages known from inscriptions and important in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo European


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From Anatolia +‎ -an.


  • It is known like that in Anatolian stories/culture.

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  • So my sights are on other Indo-European languages for the source of Greek βλίττω, namely Anatolian ones where a source for μέλι can already be found without appeal to the assumptive PIE roots.

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  • It hosts a remarkable floristic feature known as the Anatolian Diagonal whose origins are not completely understood.

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  • This was the beginning of what came to be called Anatolian rock.

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  • What geophysicists call the Anatolian block is being squeezed by the converging Arabian and Eurasian plates.

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  • The Hittites writings used to be commonly referred to as [[Hieroglyphic]] Hittite but today they are referred to as Anatolian Hieroglyphics.

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  • Hieroglyphic Hittite but today they are referred to as Anatolian Hieroglyphics.

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  • The 2pp is also idiosyncratic because for some IE dialects, specifically the "internal IE" dialects, *-té must be prescribed for both the primary and secondary conjugation in the parent language as well as for the 2pp imperative while in other branches such as Anatolian, primary *-téni and secondary *-tén seem more in order.

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  • It's always tempting to assume that everything in an older branch such as Anatolian is an archaicism but naturally that can't logically be the case.

    Thoughts on the early Indo-European subjunctive 1ps ending

  • Indeed, Hittite was one of a number of languages spoken in the Anatolian branch of the family, yet no language in this branch is spoken today; Anatolian is thus an extinct branch of Indo-European.

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