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

  • n. A member of a people living in Chinese Turkistan until about the tenth century.
  • n. Either of the two Indo-European languages of this people, called Tocharian A and Tocharian B, recorded from the seventh to the ninth century.
  • n. A branch of the Indo-European language family consisting of the two Tocharian languages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An extinct branch of the Indo-European language family, consisting of two languages, Tocharian A and Tocharian B, written in an abugida derived from Brahmi.
  • n. Any member of a people who inhabited the Tarim Basin and spoke Tocharian.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Tocharian or the Tocharians.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a branch of the Indo-European language family that originated in central Asia during the first millennium A.D.

Etymologies

From Latin Tocharī, the Tocharians, from Greek Tokharoi.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Tochari, from Ancient Greek Τόχαροι (Tócharoi, "Kucheans") (see Τόχαρος), from an Old Iranian source (cf. Old Persian  (tuxāri-), Khotanese  (ttahvāra)) or Sanskrit  (tukhāra), from Old Chinese 月氏 (tokʷar, "Yuezhi"). (Wiktionary)

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