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Definition of "indo-european" []

  • 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 (adjective)
  • Denoting or relating to the hypothetical parent language of this family, primitive Indo-European (adjective)
  • Denoting, belonging to, or relating to any of the peoples speaking these languages (adjective)
  • The Indo-European family of languages (noun)
  • The reconstructed hypothetical parent language of this family (noun)
  • A member of the prehistoric people who spoke this language (noun)
  • A descendant of this people or a native speaker of an Indo-European language (noun)

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Use "indo-european" in a sentence
  • "Not to mention that neither of these suffixes look at all indo-european, coming up with etymologies for them seems silly."
  • "Euskadi likewise — Basque is an indo-european rather than a latin tongue."
  • "Persian is an indo-european language and Arabic is a semitic one, close toHebrew."
  • "I think the Greek ~ Sanskrit correspondence is quite convincing, and am also convinced that this cannot be an indo-european word, because it looks nothing like an Indo-European word."
  • "Phoenix: "... and am also convinced that this cannot be an indo-european word, because it looks nothing like an Indo-European word.""