Illyrian

[ ih-leer-ee-uhn ]

adjective
  1. of or relating to Illyria.

noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Illyria.

  2. the extinct language of the Illyrians, an Indo-European language of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European language family.

Origin of Illyrian

1
First recorded in 1545–55; Illyri(a) + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for Illyrian

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
  1. of, characteristic of, or relating to Illyria, its people, or their language

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