Ural-Altaic
Turanian Tu*ra"ni*an, a. [From Tur, the name, in Persian legendary history, of one of the three brothers from whom sprang the races of mankind.] Of, pertaining to, or designating, an extensive family of languages of simple structure and low grade (called also {Altaic}, {Ural-Altaic}, and {Scythian}), spoken in the northern parts of Europe and Asia and Central Asia; of pertaining to, or designating, the people who speak these languages. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ural-Altaic — U ral Al*ta ic, a. Of or pertaining to the Urals and the Altai; as the Ural Altaic, or Turanian, languages. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ural-Altaic — [yoor′əlal tā′ik] n. a proposed language grouping that contains all the Uralic and Altaic languages adj. designating or of this group of languages …   English World dictionary

  • Ural-Altaic — /yoor euhl al tay ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Ural Mountains, on the border between the Russian Federation in Europe and Siberia, and the Altai Mountains, in S Siberia and NW Mongolia, or the country or peoples around them. 2. of or… …   Universalium

  • Ural-Altaic — noun Date: 1853 a postulated language family comprising the Uralic and Altaic languages • Ural Altaic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ural-Altaic — /ˌjurəl ælˈteɪɪk/ (say .yoohruhl al tayik) adjective 1. of or relating to the Ural Mountains, on the border between European Russia and Siberia, and the Altai Mountains, in southern Siberia and north western Mongolia, or the country or peoples… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ural-Altaic — n. & adj. n. Philol. a family of Finno Ugric, Turkic, Mongolian, and other agglutinative languages of N. Europe and Asia. adj. 1 of or relating to this family of languages. 2 of or relating to the Ural and Altaic mountain ranges in the USSR and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ural-Altaic — noun A conjectural grouping of the Uralic and Altaic language families, implying a common ancestor that lacks recognition among most current comparative linguists …   Wiktionary

  • Ural-Altaic — adjective relating to or denoting a hypothetical language group formerly proposed to include the Uralic and Altaic languages …   English new terms dictionary

  • Ural-Altaic — U′ral Alta′ic n. peo a hypothesized language family that includes the Uralic family and the Altaic languages …   From formal English to slang

  • ural altaic — of or pertaining to the Ural Mountains …   English contemporary dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”