Proto-indo-european meaning

prō'tō-ĭn'dō-yo͝or'ə-pē'ən
The reconstructed language that was the ancestor of the Indo-European languages.
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The hypothetical language, reconstructed by modern linguists, from which the Indo-European languages are thought to have descended.
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Of Proto-Indo-European.
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(linguistics, uncountable) The hypothetical ancestor language or protolanguage of the Indo-European family of languages, which includes most European and Indian languages.
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(anthropology, countable) A person who spoke the Proto-Indo-European language.
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(linguistics, anthropology) Of or pertaining to the Proto-Indo-European language, or the people who spoke it.
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Of, relating to, or being Proto-Indo-European or one of its reconstructed linguistic features.
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