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Proper nounProto-Indo-European (countable and uncountable; plural Proto-Indo-Europeans)
- (linguistics, uncountable) The hypothetical ancestor language or protolanguage of most European and Indian languages.
- (anthropology, countable) A person who spoke the Proto-Indo-European language.
Proto-Indo-European is the hypothetical ancestor language of many languages, including the following major groups:
- Wiktionary:About Proto-Indo-European
- Wiktionary Appendix:List of Proto-Indo-European roots
- Appendix:Proto-Indo-European Swadesh list for a Swadesh list of basic vocabulary words in Proto-Indo-European
ancestor language of most European and Indian languages
person who spoke the Proto-Indo-European language
Proto-Indo-European (not comparable)
- (linguistics, anthropology) Of or pertaining to the Proto-Indo-European language, or the people who spoke it.
pertaining to the Proto-Indo-European language, or the people who spoke it