from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Indo-European language family considered from the viewpoint that Proto-Indo-European as traditionally reconstructed is the sister and not the ancestor of Anatolian.
  • n. The hypothetical parent language of Indo-European and Anatolian.

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  • proper n. a hypothetical language family where the Anatolian languages and the Indo-European languages are separate branches

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  • n. the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia


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