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Indo-Iranian

[in-doh-i-rey-nee-uh n, -i-rah-, -ahy-rey-]
noun
  1. a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, including the Indic and Iranian subgroups.
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adjective
  1. of or belonging to Indo-Iranian.
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Origin of Indo-Iranian

First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for indo-iranian

Historical Examples

  • Indian religion is a variety of Indo-Iranian, which is a variety of the Aryan type.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies

  • How the Indo-Iranian religion was developed in India, we have seen.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies

  • He had no desire to be a poet, an Indo-Iranian etymologist, a lecturer to women's clubs, or the secretary of state.

    Free Air

    Sinclair Lewis

  • This god goes back to the Indo-Iranian period, as both his name and his epithet are found in the Avesta.

  • Indeed the evidence of the Avesta proves that the sanctity of this animal goes back even to the Indo-Iranian period.


British Dictionary definitions for indo-iranian

Indo-Iranian

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Indic and Iranian branches of the Indo-European family of languages
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noun
  1. this group of languages, sometimes considered as forming a single branch of Indo-European
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