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Definition of the noun altaic

What does altaic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. any member of the peoples speaking a language in the Altaic language group
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: Asian / Asiatic = a native or inhabitant of Asia
    • more specific word: Tungusic = any member of a people speaking a language in the Tungusic family
  2. a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe

Definition of the adjective altaic

What does altaic mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. of or pertaining to or written in Altaic

Alternative definition of the adjective altaic


  1. Of or pertaining to a hypothetical grouping of languages that includes the Turkic, Mongolic, and Tungusic and less often the Japanese and Korean languages. The most familiar modern languages of this group include Turkish, Mongolian and, more controversially, Japanese and Korean.

Phrases with Altaic

  1. altaic language
  2. Proto-Altaic Language
  3. ural-altaic

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Altaic

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Google previewThe American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal (1900)

The word Altaic means Turkish, Mongol. and Manchu. The word Ural means Finnish and Hungarian. It follows at once that Dacota and Cree. but especially Dacota, should be carefully compared with Mongol. The vocative is expressed in Cree ...

Google previewDictionary of Languages (1998)

The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages by Andrew Dalby

The name Altaic is taken (paralleling Uralic) from the Altai mountain range ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

The Altaic languages show a very uniform overall typological makeup, including predominantly agglutinative morphology, mostly rigid SOV word order (with all the typical implications associated with this feature), converbs and nominalized ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (2010)

A common designation for the typologically related languages of the Turkic, Mongolic, and Tungusic families is 'Altaic languages'; according to some scholars , this designation also includes Korean and Japanese. The common typological ...

Google previewThe treasury of languages, a rudimentary dictionary of universal philology [signed J.B.]. (1873)

Altaic. or. Ural-Altaic. Generic name for the Moghol, Tungus, Turk, Samoyrd, and Ugrian languages. See Castren's " Altaischer Volker." AMAKOSA. African. See Kaffir. Amat. A dialect of older Dra vidian vernacular in Nepaul. AMAZIG. A name ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Linguistics (2013)

by Philipp Strazny

Altaic. and Tom, Stroik, Papers from the 1997 Mid-America Linguistics Conference] Columbia, MO: University of Missouri. Grimes, Barbara F. (ed) 1992. Ethnologue, languages of the world. Dallas, TX: Summer Institute of Linguistics. Harik ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Asian Mythology (2001)

by David Leeming

Altaic Mythology II ple escape to a mountain top. Many Ainu myths are contained in several heroic narratives, some as long as 15,000 lines, which were often sung by female shamans. (See Kotan Utunnai, and The Woman of Poi-Soya.) ...

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