Altaic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Altaic of or pertaining to or written in Altaic
    • n Altaic a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe
    • n Altaic any member of the peoples speaking a language in the Altaic language group
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Altaic Of or pertaining to the Altai, a mountain chain in Central Asia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Altaic Pertaining to the Altai, a vast range of mountains extending in an easterly direction through a considerable portion of Asia, and forming part of the boundary between the Russian and Chinese dominions.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. altaïque,

Usage

In literature:

We may at least suspect that the Slavic vowel is not historically unconnected with its Ural-Altaic parallels.
"Language" by Edward Sapir
FINNO-TATARIC (Turanian, Ural-Altaic, &c.).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
The Finno-Ugrian languages are distinguished from the other divisions of the Ural-Altaic group both in grammar and vocabulary.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
Kan Pudai, Altaic story of, i.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
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