: a member of an ancient people mentioned by classical writers as early inhabitants of Greece and the eastern islands of the Mediterranean
Pelasgian adjective

Word History


Greek pelasgios, adjective, Pelasgian, from Pelasgoi Pelasgians

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pelasgian was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Pelasgian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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