WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
(in′dō yŏŏr′ə pē′ən),USA pronunciation n.
- 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).
- Language VarietiesProto-Indo-European (def. 1).
- Language Varietiesa member of any of the peoples speaking an Indo-European language.
- Language Varietiesof or belonging to Indo-European.
- Language Varietiesspeaking an Indo-European language:an Indo-European people.
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- 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
- denoting or relating to the hypothetical parent language of this family, primitive Indo-European
- denoting, belonging to, or relating to any of the peoples speaking these languages
- the Indo-European family of languages
- Also called: primitive Indo-European, Proto-Indo-European the reconstructed hypothetical parent language of this family
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