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 (lo͞o′vē-ən) also Lu·wi·an (-wē-ən)
1. A language of the extinct ancient Anatolian branch of Indo-European, attested in documents and inscriptions from Anatolia and Syria from the second and first millennia bc.
2. A speaker of Luvian.
Of or relating to the Luvians, their culture, or their language.

[From Hittite Lūiya, ancient region in Anatolia.]
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Noun1.Luvian - an Anatolian language
Anatolian, Anatolian language - an extinct branch of the Indo-European family of languages known from inscriptions and important in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo European
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The form is best analyzed as a causative derived from an intransitive verbal stem *zammuri- (a Luvian syncopated equivalent of a Hittite stem in -ya-); compare Hittite parkiyanu- 'to raise' from intransitive parkiya- 'to rise' or karti(m)miyanu- 'to make angry' from kartimmiya- 'to get angry'.
As for the town today, you can check out the bottle shop called Luvian's on Market Street, which has a world class selection of malt whiskies plus loads of other unusual booze.
In these lists of countries, the Old Persian name is Katpatuka, which means "the land, country of beautiful horses" .[2] Cappadocia could come from the Luwian, or Luvian language, meaning "Low Country".
Fusaro's dad, Luigi, owns Luvian's ice-cream parlour with his brothers in St Andrews and although his boy also qualified for Italy through his grandparents, Scotland always came first.
Among the topics are the Old Irish paradigm of clause types, long-vowel preterites in Indo-European, the inflection of the Hittite verb class of mema/i-, interpretation of the Tocharian subjunctive class III, the Phrygian middle, and cuneiform Luvian verbs in *-ye/o-.
In the 1850s, the several cuneiform scripts of Mesopotamia started to reveal their secrets; in the first half of the twentieth century, the Hittite (Luvian) hieroglyphs of Anatolia were deciphered; in the 1950s, the Linear B script of the Mycenaeans and Minoans was understood; and in the final decades of the last century, the Mayan glyphs began to make sense to scholars--to mention only the most famous decipherments.
4) She supports with new evidence the claim of widespread use of wax-coated wooden tablets and cautiously argues for a large-scale (though not necessarily complete) complementarity of script and language in the late Hittite Empire: hieroglyphs and Luvian on wood and cuneiform and Hittite on clay (with both possible on other supports).
Stuart enjoyed a hearty portion of Luvian's ice-cream (the same quality gear I lapped up at Cafe Kisa in Auchterarder).
dissertation in linguistics and Near Eastern studies for the University of Chicago, Yakubovich explores links between the Indo-European language Luvian and its near relative Hittite when both were spoken in Anatolia during the Bronze Age.
392-97); 4) he correctly concludes that the match in the stem of the Hieroglyphic Luvian dative-locative plural d-pa-ta-za and Lycian ebette means that "Cop's Law" is not exclusively Luvian and must be defined as *e.[C.sub.1] V > *e.[C.sub.1] [C.sub.1]V(pp.