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A member of a people living in the region of the Aegean Sea before the coming of the Greeks.
[Middle English, from Latin Pelasgus, from Greek Pelasgos.]
Pe·las′gi·an, Pe·las′gic (-jĭk) adj.
(Historical Terms) a member of any of the pre-Hellenic peoples (the Pelasgi) who inhabited Greece and the islands and coasts of the Aegean Sea before the arrival of the Bronze Age Greeks
(Historical Terms) of or relating to these peoples
Pe•las•gi•an(pəˈlæz dʒi ən, -dʒən, -gi ən)
a member of a people inhabiting parts of the S Balkan Peninsula, Aegean islands, and the coast of Asia Minor prior to the Hellenic invasions of the 2nd millennium b.c.
[1480–90; « Greek Pelásgi(os) Pelasgian + -an1]