Indo-European

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Indo-European of or relating to the former Indo-European people "Indo-European migrations"
    • adj Indo-European of or relating to the Indo-European language family
    • n Indo-European the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
    • n Indo-European a member of the prehistoric people who spoke Proto-Indo European
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Indo-European Aryan; -- applied to the languages of India and Europe which are derived from the prehistoric Aryan language; also, pertaining to the people or nations who speak these languages; as, the Indo-European or Aryan family. "The common origin of the Indo-European nations."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Indo-European Of India and Europe: a term applied to a family of languages also called Aryan and sometimes Japhetic or Sanskritic or (by the Germans) Indo-Germanic, and generally classified into seven chief branches, viz. Indic or Indian (Sanskrit, Hindustani, etc.), Iranian or Persic (Zend, Pehlevi, Parsi, Persian, etc.), Celtic, Greek, Italic (Latin, Oscan, Umbrian, and the Romance tongues), Slavo-Lettic (Russian, Lithuanian, Lettish, etc.), and Teutonic or Germanic (including English, German, etc.). But the Slavo-Lettic branch is also divided into two, Slavic and Lettish; the Armenian is better separated from the Iranian, in which it has been generally included; and the Albanian is now regarded as belonging to the family, and an independent branchlet.
    • n Indo-European A member of one of the races speaking the Indo-European languages; an Aryan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Indo-European in′dō-ū-rō-pē′an a term applied to the family of languages variously called Aryan, Japhetic, Sanscritic, Indo-Germanic, generally classified into seven great branches—viz. Indic, Iranian or Persic, Celtic, Greek, Italic, Slavo-Lettic, Teutonic.
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Usage

In literature:

The first shows how Europe is largely inhabited by peoples of the great Indo-European family.
"The World War and What was Behind It" by Louis P. Benezet
All the Indo-European languages are more or less related to one another.
"The Glories of Ireland" by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
Furthermore, that original stock was not the Indo-European race.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
They are languages equal in potential capacity to any included in the main Indo-European group.
"The Black Man's Place in South Africa" by Peter Nielsen
In their country was a wooden city inhabited by a distinct race, the Geloni, who seem to have spoken an Indo-European tongue.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Suffice it that the fact is true, especially of the peoples who speak the Indo-European tongues.
"Ballads of Romance and Chivalry" by Frank Sidgwick
We meet with this tribal organisation everywhere in Indo-European history.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
There is a station here of the Indo-European Telegraphs, with an Armenian in charge of it.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The Semitic languages evidently teach a logic different from that of the Indo-European.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The whole group is often called Indo-European.
"The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races" by Arthur, comte de Gobineau
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In news:

Biologists using tools developed for drawing evolutionary family trees say that they have solved a longstanding problem in archaeology: the origin of the Indo-European family of languages.
A new study suggests that the sprawling Indo-European family of languages originated in Anatolia, or modern-day Turkey.
LINGUISTS have long agreed that languages as diverse as English, French, German and even Iranian, Albanian and Armenian all descended from a long-dead tongue, Proto- Indo-European , spoken some 5,000 years ago.
Nib is one of a set of words that all mean something like "sharp point" (including nab, a peak or prominent hill, and neb, a nose) and which all ultimately derive from an Indo-European root meaning "beak.".
Finns and Laplanders speak related languages distinct from Indo- European, the main linguistic family of Europe.
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In science:

The closest work is represented by the books Possible and Probable Languages (Newmeyer, 2005) and Language Classification by Numbers (McMahon and McMahon, 2005), but the focus of these books is on automatically discovering phylogenetic trees for languages based on Indo-European cognate sets (Dyen et al., 1992).
A Bayesian Model for Discovering Typological Implications
Politically interesting languages (eg., Indo-European) and typologically unusual languages (eg., Dyirbal) are better documented than others.
A Bayesian Model for Discovering Typological Implications
In our case, this means that implications that seem true in the F LAT model may only be true for, say, Indo-European, and the remaining languages are considered noise.
A Bayesian Model for Discovering Typological Implications
Indo-European and the other half are Austronesian.
A Bayesian Model for Discovering Typological Implications
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