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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In the Indo-European etymology from Proto-IndoEuropean *d(h)e- with the meaning 'to say' derived Hittite te- for 'to say', Slavic *detl for 'to say', and Baltic *de-w-e-.
Proto-IndoEuropean *res- has the meanings 'to shout' and 'to speak'.
Proto-Indoeuropeans," says Stolarczyk, one of two founding members of Redox, and who goes by the stage name craig s.