Aryan: Meaning and Definition of

Ar•y•an

Pronunciation: (r'?-un, r'yun, ar'-), [key]
? n.
  1. a member or descendant of the prehistoric people who spoke Indo-European.
  2. (in Nazi doctrine) a non-Jewish Caucasian, esp. of Nordic stock.
  3. (formerly) Indo-European.
  4. (formerly) Indo-Iranian.
?adj.
  1. of or pertaining to an Aryan or the Aryans.
  2. (formerly) Indo-European.
  3. (formerly) Indo-Iranian.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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