of or pertaining to a people who spoke Indo-European languages; of or pertaining to the Aryans
member of or descended from a people who spoke Indo-European languages; non-Jewish Caucasian (according to Nazi doctrine)
\ar"yan\ (?r"yan or ăr"&ibreve;*an), n. [skr. ārya excellent, honorable; akin to the name of the country iran, and perh. to erin, ireland, and the early name of this people, at least in asia.] 1.
one of a primitive people supposed to have lived in prehistoric times, in central asia, east of the caspian sea, and north of the hindoo koosh and paropamisan mountains, and to have been the stock from which sprang the hindoo, persian, greek, latin, celtic, teutonic, slavonic, and other races; one of that ethnological division of mankind called also indo-european or indo-germanic. 2.
the language of the original aryans. [written also arian.]aryan
\ar"yan\ (?r"yan or ăr"&ibreve;*an), a. of or pertaining to the people called aryans; indo-european; indo-germanic; as, the aryan stock, the aryan languages.
"Aryan" is a term meaning "noble" which was used as a self-designation by ancient Indo-Iranian people. The word was used by the Indic people of the Vedic period in India to refer to the noble class and geographic location known as Aryavarta where Indo-Aryan culture was based. The closely related Iranian people used the term as an ethnic label for themselves in the Avesta scriptures, and the word forms the etymological source of the country Iran. It was believed in the 19th century that it was also a self-designation used by all Proto-Indo-Europeans, a theory that has now been abandoned. Scholars point out that, even in ancient times, the idea of being an "Aryan" was religious, cultural and linguistic, not racial.
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1. (according to Nazi doctrine) a Caucasian person of Nordic descent (and not a Jew)
(hypernym) White, white person, Caucasian
2. a member of the prehistoric people who spoke Proto-Indo European
(hypernym) primitive, primitive personAdjective
1. of or relating to the former Indo-European people; "Indo-European migrations"
(synonym) Indo-European, Indo-Aryan
(pertainym) Aryan, Indo-European
The language of the original Aryans.
One of a primitive people supposed to have lived in prehistoric times, in Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea, and north of the Hindoo Koosh and Paropamisan Mountains, and to have been the stock from which sprang the Hindoo, Persian, Greek, Latin, Celtic, Teutonic, Slavonic, and other races; one of that ethnological division of mankind called also Indo-European or Indo-Germanic.
Of or pertaining to the people called Aryans; Indo-European; Indo-Germanic; as, the Aryan stock, the Aryan languages.
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