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noun 
  1. A linguistic theory according to which the similarities between Sanskrit, Persian, Greek and Latin justify a shared mother-language of common origin, based on the "Aryan" theory of philologist Sir William Jones; also known as Indo-Germanic under the extensive comparative work of these and other old languages by linguist w:Franz Bopp, Franz Bopp.
  2. A major language family which includes many of the languages between Europe and India, with notable Indic, Iranian and European sub-branches.
  1. The hypothetical parent language of the Indo-European language family. Also called Proto-Indo-European and abbreviated PIE.
    1. A member of the original group hypothesized to have spoken PIE and thus to have been the ancestor for most of Western Eurasia.
    For more, see (Wikipedia: w:Indo-European languages, Indo-European languages)
adjective 
  1. Of or related to the languages originally spoken in Europe and Western Asia.
  2. Of or related to the hypothetical parent language of the Indo-European language family. Also called Proto-Indo-European and abbreviated PIE.
  3. Of or related to the hypothetical group of peoples that spread Indo-European tongues.
Etymology: 
  • The term "Indo-European" was coined in 1813 by w:Sir Thomas Young, Sir Thomas Young.



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