[yoo r-uh-pee-uh n, yur-]
of or relating to Europe or its inhabitants.
native to or derived from Europe: traditional European customs; European languages.
a native or inhabitant of Europe.
a person of European descent.
(in East Africa and Asia) a white person; Caucasian.
Inter- vs Intra-
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Origin of European
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of or relating to Europe or its inhabitants
native to or derived from Europe
a native or inhabitant of Europe
a person of European descent
a supporter of the European Union or of political union of the countries of Europe or a part of it
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c.1600, from French Européen, from Latin Europaeus, from Greek Europaios "European," from Europe (see Europe).
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