Tocharian A
noun Date: 1926 the eastern dialect of Tocharian — see Indo-European languages table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tocharian A — noun Usage: capitalized T : the eastern dialect of Tocharian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tocharian — [tō ker′ē ən, tōkar′ē ən, tōkär′ē ən] n. [formerly identified with Gr Tocharoi, a central Asian people mentioned by STRABO] 1. a member of a people living in central Asia until about A.D. 1000 2. their extinct Indo European language, comprising… …   English World dictionary

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  • Tocharian languages — or Tokharian languages Two extinct Indo European languages, Tocharian A and Tocharian B, formerly spoken in the Tarim River Basin in China. Documents date back to AD 500–700. Tocharian literature, written in a northern Indian syllabary derived… …   Universalium

  • Tocharian script — Infobox Writing system name=Tocharian script type=Abugida languages=Tocharian language time=8th century fam1=Proto Canaanite alphabet fam2=Phoenician alphabet fam3=Aramaic alphabet fam4=Brāhmī script sisters=Gupta, Pallava children= iso15924 =… …   Wikipedia

  • Tocharian — To•char•i•an [[t]toʊˈkɛər i ən, ˈkɑr [/t]] n. 1) peo an extinct Indo European language spoken in the NE Tarim Basin of W China c500–800 a.d., having an eastern dialect(Tocharian A)and a western dialect(Tocharian B) 2) peo a speaker of Tocharian… …   From formal English to slang

  • Tocharian — 1. noun a) An extinct branch of the Indo European language family, consisting of two languages, Tocharian A and Tocharian B, written in an abugida derived from Brahmi. b) Any member of a people who inhabited the and spoke Tocharian. 2. adjective… …   Wiktionary

  • Tocharian — /toh kair ee euhn, kahr /, n. 1. a member of a central Asian people of high culture, who were assimilated with other peoples about the 11th century A.D. 2. the language of the Tocharians, an extinct Indo European language, having an eastern… …   Universalium

  • Tocharian — /tɒˈkariən/ (say to kahreeuhn) noun 1. a member of a people, thought to be of European origin, who lived in the Tarim Basin of north western China until around 800 AD. 2. the language of this people, consisting of two dialects, Tocharian A and… …   Australian English dictionary

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