Illyrian(redirected from Illyrian languages)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Of or relating to ancient Illyria or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Il•lyr•i•an(ɪˈlɪər i ən)
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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Illyrian - a minor and almost extinct branch of the Indo-European languages; spoken along the Dalmatian coast|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.