Tocharian

noun

To·​char·​i·​an tō-ˈker-ē-ən How to pronounce Tocharian (audio) -ˈkär- How to pronounce Tocharian (audio)
variants or less commonly Tokharian
1
a
: a language of central Asia known from documents from the sixth to eighth centuries a.d.
b
: a branch of the Indo-European language family containing Tocharian see Indo-European Languages Table
2
: a member of a people of presumably Indo-European speech dwelling in central Asia during the first millennium of the Christian era

Word History

Etymology

Greek Tocharoi

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tocharian was in 1926

Dictionary Entries Near Tocharian

Cite this Entry

“Tocharian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tocharian. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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