Definitions

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  • noun member of an ancient Anatolian people, related to Hittites
  • proper noun an extinct language of the Anatolian branch of the Indo-European language family
  • adjective of or pertaining to Luwian language or its speakers

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  • noun an Anatolian language

Etymologies

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From Luwia +‎ -an.

Examples

  • Some of these are written in hieroglyphics, a rebuslike system of picture-writing, but not in the famous Egyptian hieroglyphics: rather, they are written in a language called Luwian.

    The Trojan War

  • Some of these are written in hieroglyphics, a rebuslike system of picture-writing, but not in the famous Egyptian hieroglyphics: rather, they are written in a language called Luwian.

    The Trojan War

  • With the discovery of Hittite and other languages such as Luwian, Lycian, Lydian and Palaic, it was shown that h2 and h3 didn't entirely disappear in all IE languages, remaining "h" in this Anatolian branch of the family.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • With the discovery of Hittite and other languages such as Luwian, Lycian, Lydian and Palaic, it was shown that h2 and h3 didn't entirely disappear in all IE languages, remaining "h" in this Anatolian branch of the family.

    Pokorny lives again

  • First off, what was immediately shocking to me was that I wasn't even aware of Luwian tawa- 'eye' when I supplied the value of 'to see, to behold' and also 'to make see; to show' to the apparent verb root *tau.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • The states that are called Neo-Hittite, or more recently Syro-Hittite, were Luwian, Aramaic and Phoenician-speaking political entities of Iron Age northern Syria and southern Anatolia that arose following the collapse of the Hittite Empire around 1180 BC

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  • Considering the Luwian stem tawa-, it makes more sense that it was Latin that borrowed the Etruscan word and that this verb is much older than Etruscan, probably stemming right back to the Proto-Aegean parent which I situate in the Aegean islands, Western Turkey and Cyprus.

    The Minoan word for 'eye'

  • First off, what was immediately shocking to me was that I wasn't even aware of Luwian tawa- 'eye' when I supplied the value of 'to see, to behold' and also 'to make see; to show' to the apparent verb root *tau.

    The Minoan word for 'eye'

  • Considering the Luwian stem tawa-, it makes more sense that it was Latin that borrowed the Etruscan word and that this verb is much older than Etruscan, probably stemming right back to the Proto-Aegean parent which I situate in the Aegean islands, Western Turkey and Cyprus.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • While Luwian verb tabar- 'to rule' is attested, he notes that it coincidentally remains unanalysable in Indo-European terms.

    Archive 2009-07-01

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