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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an extinct branch of the Indo-European family of languages known from inscriptions and important in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo European
It is known like that in Anatolian stories/culture.
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.
It hosts a remarkable floristic feature known as the Anatolian Diagonal whose origins are not completely understood.
This was the beginning of what came to be called Anatolian rock.
What geophysicists call the Anatolian block is being squeezed by the converging Arabian and Eurasian plates.
The Hittites writings used to be commonly referred to as [[Hieroglyphic]] Hittite but today they are referred to as Anatolian Hieroglyphics.
Hieroglyphic Hittite but today they are referred to as Anatolian Hieroglyphics.
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.
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.
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.