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In•do-Eu•ro•pe•an  (indō yŏŏr′ə pēən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Language Varietiesa large, widespread family of languages, the surviving branches of which include Italic, Slavic, Baltic, Hellenic, Celtic, Germanic, and Indo-Iranian, spoken by about half the world's population: English, Spanish, German, Latin, Greek, Russian, Albanian, Lithuanian, Armenian, Persian, Hindi, and Hittite are all Indo-European languages. Cf. family (def. 14).
  2. Language VarietiesProto-Indo-European (def. 1).
  3. Language Varietiesa member of any of the peoples speaking an Indo-European language.

adj. 
  1. Language Varietiesof or belonging to Indo-European.
  2. Language Varietiesspeaking an Indo-European language:an Indo-European people.
  • 1805–15


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Indo-European adj
  1. denoting, belonging to, or relating to a family of languages that includes English and many other culturally and politically important languages of the world: a characteristic feature, esp of the older languages such as Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit, is inflection showing gender, number, and case
  2. denoting or relating to the hypothetical parent language of this family, primitive Indo-European
  3. denoting, belonging to, or relating to any of the peoples speaking these languages
n
  1. the Indo-European family of languages
  2. Also called: primitive Indo-European, Proto-Indo-European the reconstructed hypothetical parent language of this family



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