Meaning of Aryan

Ar•y•an

Pronunciation: (âr'ē-un, âr'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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