Origin of Indo-European
Examples from the Web for indo-european
And the Latin mātrīx for “womb” comes from the same Indo-European root that gives us the English “mother.”
No other branch of the Indo-European stock has experienced an isolated evolution like this.A History of Sanskrit Literature|Arthur A. MacDonell
Indo-European is treated as preceding and different from all its descendants, a single uniform speech without dialects.
Nay, more—it altered the name of the class; which was now called, as it has been since, Indo-European.Man and His Migrations|R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
We start with stems or themes, by which are meant words of two or Forms of Indo-European grammar.
He sees in this the first stage of the Indo-European movement which was to sweep eastward as far as India.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe|John M. Tyler
British Dictionary definitions for indo-european
Word Origin and History for indo-european
1814, coined by physician, physicist and Egyptologist Thomas Young (1773-1829) and first used in an article in the "Quarterly Review," from Indo-, comb. form of Greek Indos "India" + European. "Common to India and Europe," specifically in reference to the group of related languages and to the race or races characterized by their use. The alternative Indo-Germanic (1835) was coined in German 1823 (indogermanisch), based on the two peoples at the extremes of the geographic area covered by the languages, before Celtic was realized also to be an Indo-European language. After this was proved, many German scholars switched to Indo-European as more accurate, but Indo-Germanic continued in use (popularized by the titles of major works) and the predominance of German scholarship in this field made it the popular term in England, too, through the 19c. See also Aryan.