Indo-european meaning

ĭn'dō-yo͝or'ə-pē'ən
A hypothetical speaker of Proto-Indo-European.
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Proto-Indo-European: the hypothetical parent language of the Indo-European language family.
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Of or relating to the languages originally spoken in Europe and Western Asia.
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A member of any of the peoples speaking an Indo-European language.
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A family of languages consisting of most of the languages of Europe as well as those of Iran, the Indian subcontinent, and other parts of Asia.
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Proto-Indo-European.
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Designating or of a family of languages that includes most of those spoken in Europe and many of those spoken in SW Asia and India.
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The Indo-European family of languages: its principal branches are Albanian, Anatolian, Armenian, Baltic, Celtic, Germanic, Greek, Indic, Iranian (often grouped with Indic as the Indo-Iranian subfamily), Italic, Slavic, and Tocharian.
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The hypothetical language, reconstructed by modern linguists, from which these languages are thought to have descended: in this sense, Proto-Indo-European is now the preferred term.
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Of or relating to the hypothetical parent language of the Indo-European language family. Also called Proto-Indo-European and abbreviated PIE.
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Of or relating to the hypothetical group of peoples that spread Indo-European languages.
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A member of a people that speaks an Indo-European language.
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A major language family which includes many of the native languages of Europe, Western Asia and India, with notable Indic, Iranian and European sub-branches.
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A member of the original ethnolinguistic group hypothesized to have spoken Proto-Indo-European and thus to have been the ancestor for most of India and Western Eurasia.
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Origin of indo-european

Coined in 1813 by Sir Thomas Young, from Indo- +‎ European, relating to the geographical extremes in India and Europe (which was valid before the discovery of Tocharian languages in the early 20th century).