Altaic
Altaic Altaic n. a collective term for a group of related linguistic families including the Turkic, Tungusik and Mongolian languages, spoken over a broad area from southeastern Europe and Asia, as far east as the Pacific. [PJC]

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  • Altaic — adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Altaic languages. Altaic languages [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Altaic — may refer to:* Altaic languages * Altaic peoples …   Wikipedia

  • altaic — ALTÁIC, Ă, altaici, ce, adj. Din Altai, caracteristic munţilor Altai. [pr.: ta ic] – Din fr. altaïque. Trimis de ana zecheru, 06.01.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  altáic adj. m. (sil. ta ic), pl. altáici; f. sg …   Dicționar Român

  • Altaic — 1832 as a linguistic family, from Fr. Altaïque, from Altaïen, from Altai, name of a mountain range in Asia …   Etymology dictionary

  • Altaic — [al tā′ik] adj. 1. of the Altai Mountains or the peoples living there 2. designating or of a group of language families including Turkic, Mongolian, and Tungusic n. this group of language families …   English World dictionary

  • Altaic — I noun 1. any member of the peoples speaking a language in the Altaic language group • Hypernyms: ↑Asian, ↑Asiatic • Hyponyms: ↑Tungusic 2. a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Altaic — Altaian Al*ta ian, Altaic Al*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. alta[ i]que.] Of or pertaining to the Altai, a mountain chain in Central Asia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Altaic — /al tay ik/, n. 1. the Turkic, Mongolian, and Tungusic language families collectively, spoken over a broad expanse of Eurasia, from southeastern Europe to the Pacific: variously considered to be a single, genetically related family, with Japanese …   Universalium

  • Altaic — adj. of or pertaining to the Altaic family of languages; of or pertaining to the Altai Mountains in central Asia n. family of languages spoken in southeastern Europe and central Asia (includes the Turkic, Mongolian, and Tungusic subfamilies) …   English contemporary dictionary

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