From Latin Tochari + -ian, 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 तुखार (tukhāra) and Old Chinese 月氏 (tokʷar, “Yuezhi”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /təuˈkɛəri.ən/, /təuˈkɑːri.ən/
- (General American, Mary–marry–merry merger) IPA(key): /toʊˈkɛri.ən/, /toʊˈkɑri.ən/
- 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.