Illyrian

Illyrian

[ih-leer-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Illyria.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Illyria.
3.
the extinct language of the Illyrians, an Indo-European language of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European language family.

Origin:
1545–55; Illyri(a) + -an

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Illyrian (ɪˈlɪərɪən)
 
n
1.  a member of the group of related Indo-European peoples who occupied Illyria from the late third millennium to the early first millennium bc
2.  the extinct and almost unrecorded language of these peoples: of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European family, but thought by some to be the ancestor of modern Albanian
 
adj
3.  of, characteristic of, or relating to Illyria, its people, or their language

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