Indo-European
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˌɪndəʊˌjʊəɹəˈpiːən/
Proper noun
  1. A major language family which includes many of the native languages of Europe, Western Asia and India, with notable Indic, Iranian and European sub-branches.
  2. Proto-Indo-European: the hypothetical parent language of the Indo-European language family.
Synonyms Related terms Noun

Indo-European

  1. A member of the original ethnolinguistic group hypothesized to have spoken Proto-Indo-European and thus to have been the ancestor for most of India and Western Eurasia.
Translations
  • German: Indogermane, Indoeuropäer; qual female Indogermanin, Indoeuropäerin
  • Portuguese: indo-europeu
  • Russian: индоевропе́ец
Adjective

Indo-European

  1. Of or relating to the languages originally spoken in Europe and Western Asia.
  2. Of or relating to the hypothetical parent language of the Indo-European language family. Also called Proto-Indo-European and abbreviated PIE.
  3. Of or relating to the hypothetical group of peoples that spread Indo-European languages.
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