Pelasgian

noun
Pe·​las·​gian | \ pə-ˈlaz-j(ē-)ən How to pronounce Pelasgian (audio) , -ˈlaz-gē-ən How to pronounce Pelasgian (audio) \

Definition of Pelasgian

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

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Pelasgian adjective

First Known Use of Pelasgian

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pelasgian

Greek pelasgios, adjective, Pelasgian, from Pelasgoi Pelasgians

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