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Tocharian

noun To·char·i·an \tō-ˈker-ē-ən,-ˈkär-\

Definition of Tocharian

  1. 1a :  a language of central Asia known from documents from the sixth to eighth centuries a.d.b :  a branch of the Indo-European language family containing Tocharian — see indo-european languages table

  2. 2 :  a member of a people of presumably Indo-European speech dwelling in central Asia during the first millennium of the Christian era



Variants of tocharian

also

Tokharian

\tō-ˈker-ē-ən,-ˈkär-\

Origin and Etymology of tocharian

Greek Tocharoi


First Known Use: 1926


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