Thraco-Phrygian


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Thraco-Phrygian

(ˌθreɪkəʊˈfrɪdʒɪən)
n
(Languages) a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, all members of which are extinct except for Armenian
adj
(Languages) relating to or belonging to this group of languages
[from Thraco-, from Greek Thraikē Thrace; see Phrygian]
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Noun1.Thraco-Phrygian - an extinct branch of the Indo-European language family thought by some to be related to Armenian
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
Thracian - a Thraco-Phrygian language spoken by the ancient people of Thrace but extinct by the early Middle Ages
Phrygian - a Thraco-Phrygian language spoken by the ancient inhabitants of Phrygia and now extinct--preserved only in a few inscriptions
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In the speech De Corona Demosthenes reminds the audience that his opponent Aeschines had assisted his mother in the cult of Sabazios, a Thraco-Phrygian god worshipper in Athens from the late fifth century onwards.