Indo-Hittite


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In·do-Hit·tite

 (ĭn′dō-hĭt′īt′)
n.
1. 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.
2. The hypothetical parent language of Indo-European and Anatolian.

Indo-Hittite

n
(Languages) the Indo-European family of languages: used by scholars who regard Hittite not as a branch of Indo-European but as a related language

In•do-Hit•tite

(ˈɪn doʊˈhɪt aɪt)

n.
a family of languages that includes the Indo-European and Anatolian languages.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.Indo-Hittite - the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Proto-Indo European, PIE - a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages
Albanian - the Indo-European language spoken by the people of Albania
Armenian language, Armenian - the Indo-European language spoken predominantly in Armenia, but also in Azerbaijan
Illyrian - a minor and almost extinct branch of the Indo-European languages; spoken along the Dalmatian coast
Thraco-Phrygian - an extinct branch of the Indo-European language family thought by some to be related to Armenian
Balto-Slavic, Balto-Slavic language, Balto-Slavonic - a family of Indo-European languages including the Slavic and Baltic languages
Germanic, Germanic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic
Celtic, Celtic language - a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era
Italic language, Italic - a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative
Tocharian - a branch of the Indo-European language family that originated in central Asia during the first millennium A.D.
Indo-Iranian, Indo-Iranian language - the branch of the Indo-European family of languages including the Indic and Iranian language groups
Anatolian, Anatolian language - an extinct branch of the Indo-European family of languages known from inscriptions and important in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo European
Greek, Hellenic, Hellenic language - the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
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