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Illyrian

[ih-leer-ee-uh n] /ɪˈlɪər i ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Illyria.
noun
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.
Origin of Illyrian
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; Illyri(a) + -an
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Illyrian

/ɪˈlɪərɪən/
noun
1.
a member of the group of related Indo-European peoples who occupied Illyria from the late third millennium to the early first millennium bc
2.
the extinct and almost unrecorded language of these peoples: of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European family, but thought by some to be the ancestor of modern Albanian
adjective
3.
of, characteristic of, or relating to Illyria, its people, or their language
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