Proto-Indo-European
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˌpɹəʊ̯təʊ̯ˌɪndə(ʊ̯)ˌjʊə̯ɹəˈpiːən/, /-ˌjɔːɹəˈ-/, (America) IPA: /ˌpɹoʊ̯toʊ̯ˌɪndoʊ̯ˌjʊɹəˈpi.ən/
Proper noun
  1. (linguistics, uncountable) The reconstructed ancestor language or protolanguage of the Indo-European family of languages, which includes most European, Iranian, and Indian languages.
    The word mother comes from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.
Synonyms Translations Noun

Proto-Indo-European

  1. (anthropology, countable) A person who spoke the Proto-Indo-European language.
Translations Adjective

Proto-Indo-European (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics, anthropology) Of or pertaining to the Proto-Indo-European language, or the people who spoke it.
Translations Related terms


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