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Ar•y•an



Pronunciation: (âr'ē-un, âr'yun, ar'-), [key]
n.
1. Ethnol.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. Also,Arian.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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