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Indo-Iranian

[in-doh-i-rey-nee-uh n, -i-rah-, -ahy-rey-] /ˈɪn doʊ ɪˈreɪ ni ən, -ɪˈrɑ-, -aɪˈreɪ-/
noun
1.
a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, including the Indic and Iranian subgroups.
adjective
2.
of or belonging to Indo-Iranian.
Origin of Indo-Iranian
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • Indian religion is a variety of Indo-Iranian, which is a variety of the Aryan type.

    History of Religion Allan Menzies
  • He had no desire to be a poet, an Indo-Iranian etymologist, a lecturer to women's clubs, or the secretary of state.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • How the Indo-Iranian religion was developed in India, we have seen.

    History of Religion Allan Menzies
  • This god goes back to the Indo-Iranian period, as both his name and his epithet are found in the Avesta.

    A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell
  • Indeed the evidence of the Avesta proves that the sanctity of this animal goes back even to the Indo-Iranian period.

    A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell
British Dictionary definitions for Indo-Iranian

Indo-Iranian

adjective
1.
of or relating to the Indic and Iranian branches of the Indo-European family of languages
noun
2.
this group of languages, sometimes considered as forming a single branch of Indo-European
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