From Latin Tochari, from Ancient Greek Τόχαροι (Tócharoi, “Kucheans”) (see Τόχαρος (Tokharos)), probably from an Old Iranian source (Old Persian [script?] (tuxāri-), Khotanese [script?] (ttahvāra)); compare Sanskrit [script?] (tukhāra)[Devanagari?] and Old Chinese 月氏 (tokʷar, “Yuezhi”).[Cuneiform?]
- An extinct branch of the Indo-European language family, consisting of two languages, Tocharian A and Tocharian B, written in an abugida derived from Brahmi.
Tocharian (plural Tocharians)
- Any member of a people who inhabited the Tarim Basin and spoke Tocharian.
Tocharian (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to Tocharian or the Tocharians.