[al-uh-fil-ee-uh n, -fil-yuh n]

adjective Archaic.

(of languages, especially those of Europe and Asia) neither Indo-European nor Semitic.


Origin of allophylian

1835–45; < Late Latin allophyl(us) (< Greek allóphȳlos, equivalent to allo- allo- + phȳl(ḗ) tribe + -os adj. suffix) + -ian; phȳlḗ, akin to phŷlon race (see phylum) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019