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

  • n. See Indo-European.

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  • adj. Indo-European (hypothetical language)
  • n. Indo-European (hypothetical language)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Same as Aryan, and Indo-European.
  • adj. Pertaining to or denoting the Teutonic family of languages as related to the Sanskrit, or derived from the ancient Aryan language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A word sometimes used, especially by German scholars, as equivalent to Indo-European or Aryan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the Indo-European language family


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From Indo- +‎ Germanic, relating to the two geographically most extreme subgroupings, the Indo-Aryan and the Germanic languages. (When this term was coined, the Celtic languages were not yet considered Indo-European, and the Tocharian languages were not yet discovered.) While the classification is considered obsolete and the term fell out of use, it was adopted into some languages, cf. German indogermanisch.



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