Illyrian
noun Date: 1549 1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Illyria 2. the poorly attested Indo-European languages of the Illyrians — see Indo-European languages table • Illyrian adjective

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  • Illyrian — [i lir′ē ən] adj. of Illyria or its people, language, or culture n. 1. a person born or living in Illyria 2. the extinct language or languages of the Illyrians, generally regarded as a distinct branch of the Indo European family …   English World dictionary

  • Illyrian — 1. adjective of or pertaining to Illyria, Illyrians or the Illyrian language 2. noun a) an inhabitant of ancient Illyria b) extinct Indo European language or languages spoken at the North West Balkans …   Wiktionary

  • Illyrian — noun 1》 a native or inhabitant of Illyria, an ancient region on the east coast of the Adriatic. 2》 the branch of the Indo European family of languages represented by modern Albanian. adjective 1》 relating to ancient Illyria. 2》 relating to… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Illyrian — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or relating to Illyria on the Balkan coast of the Adriatic (corresponding to parts of modern Albania and Yugoslavia). 2 of the language group represented by modern Albanian. n. 1 a native of Illyria; a person of Illyrian… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Illyrian — /i lear ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Illyria. n. 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. [1545 55;… …   Universalium

  • Illyrian — ISO 639 3 Code : xil ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Ancient …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • illyrian — il·lyr·i·an …   English syllables

  • Illyrian — Il•lyr•i•an [[t]ɪˈlɪər i ən[/t]] adj. 1) peo of or pertaining to Illyria, its inhabitants, or their speech 2) peo a native or inhabitant of Illyria 3) peo the extinct Indo European language or languages spoken by the Illyrians …   From formal English to slang

  • Illyrian — /ɪˈlɪriən/ (say i lireeuhn) adjective 1. relating to Illyria. –noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Illyria. 3. an Indo European group of ancient dialects represented by the modern Albanian …   Australian English dictionary

  • Illyrian warfare — is the history of the wars and battles of the Illyrian tribes and the kingdom of Illyria (4th to 2nd century BC) in the Balkans, Iron Age Italy and piracy in the Mediterranean Sea and the Adriatic sea fought against each other and other… …   Wikipedia

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