Indo-European

adjective
In·do-Eu·ro·pe·an | \ˌin-dō-ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈpē-ən \

Definition of Indo-European 

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: of, relating to, or constituting the Indo-European languages

Indo-European

noun

Definition of Indo-European (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a member of the people speaking an unrecorded prehistoric language from which the Indo-European languages are descended

b : this language

First Known Use of Indo-European

Adjective

1813, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Indo-European

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Indo-European

: of or relating to a group of languages that includes many of the languages spoken in Europe, in the parts of the world colonized by Europeans, and in parts of Asia

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