Babylon 10
The world's best online dictionary

Download it's free

Definition of Indo-european

Babylon English

of India and Europe
Indo-european Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Aryan; -- applied to the languages of India and Europe which are derived from the prehistoric Aryan language; also, pertaining to the people or nations who speak these languages; as, the Indo-European or Aryan family.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

indo-european
\in`do-eu`ro*pe"an\ (?), a. aryan; -- applied to the languages of india and europe which are derived from the prehistoric aryan language; also, pertaining to the people or nations who speak these languages; as, the indo-european or aryan family. the common origin of the indo-european nations.
indo-european
\in`do-eu`ro*pe"an\ a member of one of the caucasian races of europe or india speaking an indo-european language. professor otto schrader considers that the oldest probable domicile of the indo-europeans is to be sought for on the common borderland of asia and of europe, -- in the steppe country of southern russia. ensus of india, 1901.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a member of the prehistoric people who spoke Proto-Indo European
(synonym) Aryan
(hypernym) primitive, primitive person
2. the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
(synonym) Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite
(hypernym) natural language, tongue
(hyponym) Proto-Indo European, PIE

Adjective
1. of or relating to the Indo-European language family
(synonym) Indo-Germanic
(pertainym) Indo-European, Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite
2. of or relating to the former Indo-European people; "Indo-European migrations"
(synonym) Indo-Aryan, Aryan
(pertainym) Aryan, Indo-European
Indo-european Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The Indo-European languages are a family of several hundred related languages and dialects. There are about 439 languages and dialects, according to the 2009 Ethnologue estimate, about half (221) belonging to the Indo-Aryan subbranch. It includes most major current languages of Europe, the Iranian plateau, and the Indian Subcontinent, and was also predominant in ancient Anatolia. With written attestations appearing since the Bronze Age in the form of the Anatolian languages and Mycenaean Greek, the Indo-European family is significant to the field of historical linguistics as possessing the second-longest recorded history, after the Afro-Asiatic family.

See more at Wikipedia.org...
© This article uses material from Wikipedia® and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License