Tocharian

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Tochari, from Ancient Greek Τόχαροι (Tókharoi, Kucheans) (see Τόχαρος (Tókharos)), probably from an Indo-Iranian source (Old Persian [script needed] (tuxāri-), Khotanese [script needed] (ttahvāra)); compare Sanskrit [script needed] (tukhāra)[Devanagari needed] and Old Chinese 月氏 (tokʷar, Yuezhi).[Cuneiform needed]

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Tocharian

  1. 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.

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Noun[edit]

Tocharian (plural Tocharians)

  1. Any member of a people who inhabited the Tarim Basin and spoke Tocharian.

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Adjective[edit]

Tocharian (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Tocharian or the Tocharians.

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