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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aryan  \Ar"yan\  ([aum]r"yan  or  [a^]r"[i^]*an),  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  people  called  Aryans;  Indo-European; 
  Indo-Germanic;  as  the  Aryan  stock,  the  Aryan  languages. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aryan  \Ar"yan\  ([aum]r"yan  or  [a^]r"[i^]*an),  n.  [Skr.  [=a]rya 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Aryan 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  the  former  Indo-European  people; 
  "Indo-European  migrations"  [syn:  {Indo-European},  {Indo-Aryan}, 
  {Aryan}] 
  n  1:  (according  to  Nazi  doctrine)  a  non-Jewish  Caucasian  person 
  of  Nordic  descent  [syn:  {Aryan}] 
  2:  a  member  of  the  prehistoric  people  who  spoke  Proto-Indo 
  European  [syn:  {Aryan},  {Indo-European}] 




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