Tocharian meaning

tō-kârē-ən, -kär-
A member of a people living in Chinese Turkistan until about the tenth century.
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Either of the two Indo-European languages of this people, called Tocharian A and Tocharian B, recorded from the seventh to the ninth century.
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A branch of the Indo-European language family consisting of the two Tocharian languages.
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A member of a people living in central Asia until about a.d. 1000
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Their extinct Indo-European language, comprising an eastern dialect (Tocharian A) and a western dialect (Tocharian B): the earliest record known is from the 7th cent. a.d.
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Of the Tocharians or their language or culture.
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Origin of tocharian

  • From Latin Tocharī a people of ancient Central Asia (originally identified with the Tocharians by modern scholars after the first discovery of Tocharian texts) from Greek Tokharoi

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition