the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
Hypernyms: ↑natural language, ↑tongue

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\\|in(ˌ)dō+\ noun
Usage: capitalized I&H, often attributive
Etymology: ind- (I) + hittite
1. : a language family comprehending Indo-European and Anatolian — see indo-european languages table
2. : a hypothetical parent language of Indo-European and Anatolian

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/in"doh hit"uyt/, n.
a language family in which Proto-Anatolian and Proto-Indo-European are considered coordinate. Cf. Hittite (def. 2).

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