Definition of Aryan
1 : indo-european
2 a : of or relating to a hypothetical ethnic type illustrated by or descended from early speakers of Indo-European languages b : nordic c —used in Nazism to designate a supposed master race of non-Jewish Caucasians usually having Nordic features
3 : of or relating to Indo-Iranian or its speakers
Origin of aryan
Sanskrit ārya noble, belonging to an ancient people of northern India speaking an Indo-European dialect
First Known Use: 1839
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