- of or relating to India; Indian.
- of or relating to Indic; Indo-Aryan.
- a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian branch of Indo-European languages that includes Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and many other languages of India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka; Indo-Aryan.
Origin of Indic
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Examples from the Web for indic
The Germans use moegen, in the infinitive; mag, in the indic.Dissertation on the English Language
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Thus I have preferred keeping up the distinction between the indic.Anglo-Saxon Primer
The verb system of Welsh comprises the following tenses: indic.
The cathedrall church belonging to this se, was first begun by Ethelbert of Kent, Indic.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine
May, an irregular active verb, signifying "to have and to exercise might or strength," indic.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures
- denoting, belonging to, or relating to a branch of Indo-European consisting of the Indo-European languages of India, including Sanskrit, Hindi and Urdu, Punjabi, Gujerati, Bengali, and Sinhalese
- this group of languages
Also called: Indo-Aryan
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Word Origin and History for indic
1877, from Latin Indicus or Greek Indikos "of India;" see India.
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