noun Etymology: Luwi, an ancient people of the southern coast of Asia Minor Date: 1924 an Anatolian language of the Indo-European language family — see Indo-European languages table • Luwian adjective

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  • Luwian — [lo͞o′vē ənlo͞o′wē ən] n. [< the native name] an extinct Anatolian language regarded as closely related to Hittite: also Luvian [lo͞o′vē ən] …   English World dictionary

  • Luwian — /looh ee euhn/, n. 1. an extinct ancient Anatolian language written in cuneiform. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Luwian. [1920 25; Luwi nation of ancient Asia Minor + AN] * * * ▪ ancient Anatolian people also called  Luite        member of an… …   Universalium

  • Luwian — Lu•wi•an [[t]ˈlu i ən[/t]] n. 1) peo an extinct Indo European language of S Anatolia, contemporary with and closely related to Hittite, and attested in both cuneiform and a hieroglyphic script 2) of or pertaining to Luwian • Etymology: 1920–25;… …   From formal English to slang

  • Luwian — noun an Anatolian language • Syn: ↑Luvian • Hypernyms: ↑Anatolian, ↑Anatolian language * * * Luwian var. Luvian n. and a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Luwian — noun An extinct language of the Anatolian branch of the Indo European language family …   Wiktionary

  • luwian — lu·wi·an …   English syllables

  • Luwian — /ˈluwiən/ (say loohweeuhn) noun 1. an extinct Anatolian language. –adjective 2. of or relating to this language …   Australian English dictionary

  • Luwian language — Luwian luwili Luwian hieroglyph Spoken in Hittite Empire, Arzawa, Neo Hittite kingdoms …   Wikipedia

  • Luwian language — also called  Luvian  or  Luish        one of several ancient extinct Anatolian languages. The language is preserved in two closely related but distinct forms, one using cuneiform script and the other using hieroglyphic writing.       Luwian… …   Universalium

  • Hieroglyphic Luwian — Infobox Language name=Luwian familycolor=Indo European region=Anatolia extinct=around 600 BC fam2=Anatolian iso3=hlu Hieroglyphic Luwian is a variant of the Luwian language, recorded in official and royal seals and a small number of monumental… …   Wikipedia

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