Proto-Indo European

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Noun1.Proto-Indo European - a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages
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
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In "Figurines, Corporeality and the Origins of the Gendered Body" (Chapter 12), Douglass Bailey makes a complex and significant argument that the Neolithic linguistic change into a Proto-Indo European language that uses the body as a measure of position might explain the profusion of Neolithic figurines as a record of "that locating of being onto the body ...
The word seems to be of Proto-Indo European provenance and derive < PIE *lap- 'shine' in which connection Mallory and Adams state (2006: 329) that this root "...