Proto-Indo-European
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Proto-Indo-European

English

Etymology

proto- +‎ Indo-European

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /?p?tnd?()?j'pi:?n/, /-?j?:'-/, (US) IPA(key): /?p?oto?ndoj'pi.?n/[1]
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Proper noun

Proto-Indo-European

  1. (linguistics, uncountable) The reconstructed ancestor language or protolanguage of the Indo-European family of languages, which includes most European, Iranian, and Indian languages.
    The word mother comes from Proto-Indo-European *méh?t?r.

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Noun

Proto-Indo-European (plural Proto-Indo-Europeans)

  1. (anthropology, countable) A person who spoke the Proto-Indo-European language.

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Adjective

Proto-Indo-European (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics, anthropology) Of or pertaining to the Proto-Indo-European language, or the people who spoke it.

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See also

Proto-Indo-European is the hypothetical ancestor language of many languages, including the following major groups:

References

  1. ^ Wells, John C. Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, 3rd ed. Longman, 2008. isbn 9781405881180.

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