I. \\“+\ noun
Usage: capitalized P&I&E
: the assumed ancestral language of the Indo-European languages
II. adjective
Usage: usually capitalized P&I&E
: of or relating to Proto-Indo-European

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ˌProto-ˌIndo-ˌEuroˈpean 7 [Proto-Indo-European] noun uncountable
the ancient language on which all Indo-European languages are thought to be based. There are no written records of Proto-Indo-European, but experts have tried to construct it from the evidence of modern languages.

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