Proto-Indo-European (often abbreviated PIE) may refer to:

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  • Proto-Indo-European — [prōt′ō in′dō yoor΄ə pē′ən] n. the hypothetical language, reconstructed by modern linguists, from which the INDO EUROPEAN languages are thought to have descended adj. of Proto Indo European: Abbrev. PIE …   English World dictionary

  • proto-indo-european — I. “+ noun Usage: capitalized P&I&E : the assumed ancestral language of the Indo European languages II. adjective Usage: usually capitalized P&I&E : of or relating to Proto Indo European * * * ˌProto ˌIndo ˌEuroˈpean 7 [Proto Indo European …   Useful english dictionary

  • Proto-Indo-European — 1. noun a) The hypothetical ancestor language or protolanguage of most European and Indian languages. b) A person who spoke the Proto Indo European language. 2. adjective Of or pertaining to the Proto Indo European language, or the people who… …   Wiktionary

  • Proto-Indo-European — /proh toh in doh yoor euh pee euhn/, n. 1. the unattested prehistoric parent language of the Indo European languages; Indo European. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Proto Indo European. * * * …   Universalium

  • Proto-Indo-European morphology — *Indo European ablaut *Proto Indo European noun *Proto Indo European numerals *Proto Indo European pronouns and particles *Proto Indo European root *Proto Indo European verbee also*Proto Indo European phonology …   Wikipedia

  • Proto-Indo-European accent — refers to the accentual system of Proto Indo European language.Proto Indo European (PIE) is reconstructed to have a pitch accent system that is usually described as a free tonal accent. This means that at most one syllable in a word was… …   Wikipedia

  • Proto-Indo-European noun — Proto Indo European nouns were declined for eight cases (nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, instrumental, ablative, locative, vocative). There were three genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter.There are two major types of declension,… …   Wikipedia

  • Proto-Indo-European pronouns and particles — have been reconstructed by modern linguists based on similarities found across all Indo European languages. The following article lists and discusses their hypothesized forms.PronounsPIE pronouns are difficult to reconstruct due to their variety… …   Wikipedia

  • Proto-Indo-European language — PIE redirects here. For other uses, see PIE (disambiguation). Indo European topics Indo European languages (list) Albanian · Armenian · Baltic Celtic · Germanic · Greek Indo Ira …   Wikipedia

  • Proto-Indo-European religion — The chariot, as a symbol of social rank and military strength but also mythologically as the sun chariot (Trundholm sun chariot pictured, Nordic Bronze Age, ca. 160 …   Wikipedia

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