Illyrian


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Il·lyr·i·an

 (ĭ-lîr′ē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to ancient Illyria or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
n.
1. A member of one of the ancient peoples that inhabited Illyria.
2. An extinct Indo-European language spoken in Illyria and known only from scattered personal and geographical names preserved in Greek and Roman sources.

Illyrian

(ɪˈlɪərɪən)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of the group of related Indo-European peoples who occupied Illyria from the late third millennium to the early first millennium bc
2. (Languages) the extinct and almost unrecorded language of these peoples: of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European family, but thought by some to be the ancestor of modern Albanian
3. (Historical Terms) the extinct and almost unrecorded language of these peoples: of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European family, but thought by some to be the ancestor of modern Albanian
adj
4. (Placename) of, characteristic of, or relating to Illyria, its people, or their language
5. (Languages) of, characteristic of, or relating to Illyria, its people, or their language
6. (Peoples) of, characteristic of, or relating to Illyria, its people, or their language

Il•lyr•i•an

(ɪˈlɪər i ən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Illyria, its inhabitants, or their speech.
n.
2. a native or inhabitant of Illyria.
3. the extinct Indo-European language or languages spoken by the Illyrians.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Illyrian - a minor and almost extinct branch of the Indo-European languages; spoken along the Dalmatian coast
Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Indo-European - the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
Translations
IlirIlirkailirskiilirski jezik
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I want them to start from Venice, and go in a cargo steamer down the Illyrian coast
You shall see the world at your feet; you shall be Emperor of the French, King of Italy, master of Holland, ruler of Spain, Portugal, and the Illyrian Provinces, protector of Germany, saviour of Poland, first eagle of the Legion of Honor and all the rest of it.
This was the custom then, as it now is among the Illyrians.
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They argue that, since Illyrians or more specifically Dardanians (an Illyrian tribe) inhabited the western part of the Balkan Peninsula including Dardania (roughly todays Kosovo) they were there first, before the arrival of Slavic people, including the Serbs, in the 6th-7th century CE.
ART of WAR" features a variety of Greek helmet types including the austere Illyrian, elegant Chalcidian and iconic Corinthian types.
10) According to another version of the myth, Medea trapped and murdered Absyrtus (Apsyrtus) on one of the Illyrian islands henceforth called Absyrtides (Graves, 603-6).
There are numerous cultural attractions from the era of Gothic and Renaissance, especially churches, a Franciscan monastery with a museum and Illyrian seminary.
BOSCAIU (1972) classified the Illyrian Scorzonerion villosae and the Romanian Danthonio-Brachypodion in the same order, the Brachypodio-Chrysopogonetalia (Horvatic, 1958) Boscaiu 1972 nom.
Ward's model of the Illyrian firm (Ward, 1958), the labor-managed firm (LMF), was inspired by the Yugoslav response to the divorce from the Soviet Bloc of the 1950s, by which central direction was to be replaced by self-management.