Illyrian


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Illyrian: Illyrian provinces

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
References in classic literature ?
"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.'
'still, it was the fact'; as in the passage about the arms: 'Upright upon their butt-ends stood the spears.' This was the custom then, as it now is among the Illyrians.
Their topics include framing the bones of Dante and Petrarch: literary cults and scientific discourses, Stanko Vraz and the missing saints of the Illyrian movement, Jacint Verdaguer: a Catalan cultural saint, Ilia Chavchavadze: Georgia's cultural saint and a saint of the Georgian Orthodox Church, and from the culture of saints to the saints of culture: the saint and the writer between life and work.
(10) Niccolo Tommaseo (1802-1874), a Croatian by background, also identified himself as an Italian, was a major Italian lexicographer, and was among the other things an important folklorist (with his 1841 Italian-language collection of the lyrics of Tuscan, Corsican, Illyrian (i.e., Croatian), and Greek folk songs) and Italian lexicographer.
valesiaca in Balkans are significantly distinctive from those in the West and Central Europe and also in the Eastern Europe in terms of the species that belong to different phytogeographic regions such as Balkan and Illyrian floral elements (Redzic, 1999).
The major part of this volume is a civil war being raged between Illyrian factions and how the four protagonists cope not only with this conflict, but also with the infestation of the Earth of the Others, spore-like creatures that inhabit bodies, sucking life out of the host and reproducing to further infect additional bodies.
On the other hand Albanian academia supports the theory that Albanians are descendant of Illyrians. 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.
(2013): Shallow marine sauropterygian reptile biodiversity and change in the Bad Sulza Formation (Illyrian, Middle Triassic) of Central Germany, and a contribution to the evolution of Nothosaurus in the Germanic Basin.