Proto-Indo-European

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Pro·to-In·do-Eur·o·pe·an

 (prō′tō-ĭn′dō-yo͝or′ə-pē′ən) Abbr. PIE
n.
The reconstructed language that was the ancestor of the Indo-European languages.
adj.
Of, relating to, or being Proto-Indo-European or one of its reconstructed linguistic features.

Proto-Indo-European

n
(Languages) the prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages

Pro•to-In•do-Eu•ro•pe•an

(ˈproʊ toʊˌɪn doʊˌyʊər əˈpi ən)

n.
the unattested prehistoric parent language of the Indo-European languages.
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Abbreviations < historically deriving from > historically developing into [left arrow] borrowed from IIr Indo-Iranian MIA Middle Indo-Aryan NIA New Indo-Aryan OIA Old Indo-Aryan PIE Proto Indo-European Variants of Romani Note that the following list of abbreviations is only meant as an approximation; mostly it does not refer to variants known under specific names.