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Indo-European

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

Definition of Indo-European

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

First Known Use of indo-european

1813

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Indo-European

noun

Definition of Indo-European

1 a : 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

1832

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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INDO-EUROPEAN Defined for English Language Learners

Indo-European

Definition of Indo-European for English Language Learners

  • : 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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