Indo-European

adjective
In·​do-Eu·​ro·​pe·​an | \ ˌin-dō-ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈpē-ən How to pronounce Indo-European (audio) \

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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The first known use of Indo-European was in 1813

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“Indo-European.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indo-European. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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Indo-European

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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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