Pelasgian

[ puh-laz-jee-uhn, -juhn, -gee-uhn ]
/ pəˈlæz dʒi ən, -dʒən, -gi ən /

adjective

of or relating to the Pelasgians.

noun

a member of a prehistoric people inhabiting Greece, Asia Minor, and the islands of the eastern Mediterranean.

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Origin of Pelasgian

1480–90; ≪ Greek Pelásgi(os) Pelasgian (Pelasg() Pelasgi + -ios adj. suffix) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Pelasgian

Pelasgian
/ (pɛˈlæzdʒɪən) /

noun

a member of any of the pre-Hellenic peoples (the Pelasgi) who inhabited Greece and the islands and coasts of the Aegean Sea before the arrival of the Bronze Age Greeks

adjective Also: Pelasgic

of or relating to these peoples
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