Origin of Pelasgian
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Historical Examples of pelasgian
The Minyae were expelled by a Pelasgian tribe who came from Attica.
What the Pelasgian and old Etruscan tongues were is uncertain.Man and His Migrations
R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
Why has Arcadia a muse of her own, but because the Pelasgian poetry is not the Hellic?
I conclude, therefore, from Homer, that the Thesprotians were Pelasgian.
All this is favourable to the tradition which gives it a Pelasgian character.
adjective Also: Pelasgic
late 15c., "of the Pelasgi," from Latin Pelasgius, from Greek Pelasgios "of the Pelasgi," from Pelasgoi "the Pelasgi," name of a prehistoric people of Greece and Asia Minor who occupied Greece before the Hellenes, probably originally *Pelag-skoi, literally "Sea-people" (see pelagic).