Aryan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Aryan of or relating to the former Indo-European people "Indo-European migrations"
    • n Aryan a member of the prehistoric people who spoke Proto-Indo European
    • n Aryan (according to Nazi doctrine) a Caucasian person of Nordic descent (and not a Jew)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aryan (Nazism) a non-Jewish caucasian of Nordic stock; -- a classification used by Nazis, having no anthropological basis.
    • a Aryan Of or pertaining to the people called Aryans; Indo-European; Indo-Germanic; as, the Aryan stock, the Aryan languages.
    • Aryan One of a primitive people supposed to have lived in prehistoric times, in Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea, and north of the Hindu Kush and Paropamisan Mountains, and to have been the stock from which sprang the Hindu, Persian, Greek, Latin, Celtic, Teutonic, Slavonic, and other races; one of that ethnological division of mankind called also Indo-European or Indo-Germanic.
    • Aryan The language of the original Aryans.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Aryan Of or pertaining to the Aryans or to their speech. See II.
    • n Aryan A member of the eastern or Asiatic division of the Indo-European family, occupying the territories between Mesopotamia and the Bay of Bengal, in the two subdivisions of Persia, or Iran, and India. [This is the older, more scientific, and still widely current use of the word. More recent, but increasingly popular, is the second use.]
    • n Aryan An Indo-European or Indo-German or Japhetite; a member of that section of the human race which includes the Hindus and Iranians (Persians) as its eastern or Asiatic division, and the Greeks, Italians, Celts, Slavonians, and Germans or Teutons as its western or European division. The languages of all these branches or groups of peoples are akin; that is to say, they are descendants of one original tongue, once spoken in a limited locality by a single community, but where or when it is impossible to say.
    • n Aryan Many words still live in India and England that have witnessed the first separation of the northern and southern Aryans, and these are witnesses not to be shaken by any cross-examination. The terms for God, for house, for father, mother, son, daughter, for dog and cow, for heart and tears, for axe and tree, identical in all the Indo-European idioms, are like the watchwords of soldiers. We challenge the seeming stranger; and whether he answer with the lips of a Greek, a German, or an Indian, we recognize him as one of ourselves. There was a time when the ancestors of the Celts, the Germans, the Slavonians, the Greeks and Italians, the Persians and Hindus, were living together beneath the same roof, separate from the ancestors of the Semitic and Turanian races.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Aryan ar′i-an or ā′ri-an relating to the family of nations otherwise called Indo-European (comprehending the inhabitants of Europe—except the Basques, Turks, Magyars, and Finns—and those of Armenia, Persia, and North Hindustan), or to their languages—Sanskrit, Zend, Greek, Latin, Celtic, Teutonic, Slavonic, Lettic
    • adj Aryan ar′i-an or ā′ri-an, relating to the family of nations otherwise called Indo-European (comprehending the inhabitants of Europe—except the Basques, Turks, Magyars, and Finns—and those of Armenia, Persia, and North Hindustan), or to their languages—Sanskrit, Zend, Greek, Latin, Celtic, Teutonic, Slavonic, Lettic
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. ārya, excellent, honorable; akin to the name of the country Iran, and perh. to Erin, Ireland, and the early name of this people, at least in Asia
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. arianus, belonging to Ariana or Aria (Gr. Areia), the east part of Ancient Persia—Sans. Arya (cf. Old Pers. Ariya, and Irān, Persia), often traced to a root ar, plough.

Usage

In literature:

They place some of them above any Aryan language.
"American Languages, and Why We Should Study Them" by Daniel G. Brinton
The originally Aryan Persians exhibit no trace of the drama in their ample earlier literature.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
Moreover, they are gradually losing ground in the north, where they meet with Aryan forms of speech.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
They own property, these amiable Aryans on the Municipal and the Bengal Legislative Council.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
The Aryan races have been remarkable for their changeable and versatile character.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
This seems at least established for the historic nations of the old world, for Aryans and Semites.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
THE ORIGIN OF THE ARYANS.
"The History of the European Fauna" by R. F. Scharff
To show how closely, all things considered, the Aryan and non-Aryan possessors of the tale agree, let us first examine the myth of Jason.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
In the earliest Western race, the Aryan, we find the simplest myths of creation and changing nature.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
Elton claims it to be a survival of pre-Aryan times.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Aryan family, 14, 17.
"The Life of Yakoob Beg" by Demetrius Boulger
When the Aryan came and blotted out these races will perhaps always remain an unanswered question.
"A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland" by Mary Platt Parmele
Let us now turn to the Santals, a remote and shy non-Aryan hill-tribe of India.
"Popular Tales" by Charles Perrault
North of Greece the Aryans became the manifold Slavs, that most prolific of races.
"Races and Immigrants in America" by John R. Commons
The earliest seat of the Aryan race some assign to the banks of the Oxus.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Mongoloid features, Aryan and Malay.
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
Some of these beliefs may be Aryan, but many are probably pre-Celtic.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries" by W. Y. Evans Wentz
The inhabitants are Indo-Chinese, not Indo-Aryans as in Bengal proper, and are Mahommedan by religion instead of Hindu.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
Even the KKK, one suspects, was not 100% Aryan.
"Proclaim Liberty!" by Gilbert Seldes
The power that uplifted Aryan and Semite did not come from without, but from within.
"The Color Line" by William Benjamin Smith
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In poetry:

Still linger in our noon of time
And on our Saxon tongue
The echoes of the home-born hymns
The Aryan mothers sung.
"Child-Songs" by John Greenleaf Whittier
MAX, proudly your Aryans pose,
But their rigs they undoubtedly ran,
For, as every Darwinian knows,
'Twas the manner of Primitive Man!
"Double Ballade Of Primitive Man" by Andrew Lang
Oh, I know a Doctor Gluck,
And his nose it had a hook,
And his attitudes were anything but Aryan;
So I gave him all the pork
That I had, upon a fork
Because I am myself a Vegetarian.
"The Logical Vegetarian" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
April began with the punkah, coolies, and prickly-heat, —
Pagett was dear to mosquitoes, sandflies found him a treat.
He grew speckled and mumpy-hammered, I grieve to say,
Aryan brothers who fanned him, in an illiberal way.
"Pagett, M.P." by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Rachel Maddow, the FBI and Aryans: brought together by the thwarted bomb.
Aryan gangs on the rise in NM.
The Nazi-backed venture which discovered the statue set out for Tibet in 1938 in part to trace the origins of the Aryan race — a cornerstone of the Nazis' racist ideology.
Feds deal ' devastating ' blow to Aryan prison gang in Texas.
She said the school should have the power to say no to, say, a flier for an Aryan Nations event, especially in the elementary school.
Beaumont Aryan members included in federal crackdown.
In August 2000, a Kootenai County jury returned a $6.3 million verdict in a personal lawsuit against Richard Butler and his Aryan Nations organization.
He's a tatted up Aryan Nations member in rural West Tennessee who has spent a third of his life in prison.
Looks like along with bands such as Angry Aryans, Force Fed Hate, (and more I refuse to post because of their names…), Hatebreed was tagged along in a list of 'White Power' bands.
I meant to fall in with the first volley against J. Simms, probably saying something like, I'm sure all the reporters and editors are strictly Aryan hetero-conservatives at home.
Over the objections of the government, a federal judge has again put off the racketeering trial of Ronald "Joey" Sellers, the reputed leader of the Aryan Warriors white supremacist prison gang.
Back row Aryan Brinda, Miranda Jennings, Anika Hammill, Jillian Leom and Arianna Newgard helped distribute books for the Reading Around Town program.
A wickedly satirical intergalactic-war spectacle in which a cast of plastic Aryan ciphers battle the "bug" inhabitants of planet Klendathu.
However, the increased focus on unifying the Gulf's exchanges was a step in the right direction, said Aryan Schoorl, a legal director at DLA Piper, the law firm.
White Supremacist says foreclosure won't stop Aryan Nations compound.
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