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Aryan

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adjective Ary·an \ˈa-rē-ən, ˈer-ē-; ˈär-yən\

Definition of Aryan

  1. 1 :  indo-european

  2. 2a :  of or relating to a hypothetical ethnic type illustrated by or descended from early speakers of Indo-European languagesb :  nordicc —used in Nazism to designate a supposed master race of non-Jewish Caucasians usually having Nordic features

  3. 3 :  of or relating to Indo-Iranian or its speakers

Origin and Etymology 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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Aryan

noun Ary·an

Definition of Aryan

  1. 1 :  indo-european

  2. 2a :  nordicb :  gentile

1851

First Known Use of aryan

1851


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