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altaic


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Turanian  \Tu*ra"ni*an\,  a.  [From  Tur,  the  name  in  Persian 
  legendary  history,  of  one  of  the  three  brothers  from  whom 
  sprang  the  races  of  mankind.] 
  Of  pertaining  to  or  designating,  an  extensive  family  of 
  languages  of  simple  structure  and  low  grade  (called  also 
  {Altaic},  {Ural-Altaic},  and  {Scythian}),  spoken  in  the 
  northern  parts  of  Europe  and  Asia  and  Central  Asia;  of 
  pertaining  to  or  designating,  the  people  who  speak  these 
  languages. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Altaian  \Al*ta"ian\,  Altaic  \Al*ta"ic\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  alta["i]que.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  Altai,  a  mountain  chain  in  Central 
  Asia. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Altaic 
  adj  :  of  or  pertaining  to  or  written  in  Altaic  [syn:  {Altaic}] 
  n  1:  any  member  of  the  peoples  speaking  a  language  in  the  Altaic 
  language  group  [syn:  {Altaic}] 
  2:  a  group  of  related  languages  spoken  in  Asia  and  SE  Europe 
  [syn:  {Altaic},  {Altaic  language}] 




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