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[juh-fet-ik] /dʒəˈfɛt ɪk/

of or relating to Japheth.
of or relating to a hypothesized group of languages of the Caucasus, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and southern Europe, including the Caucasian languages, Sumerian, Basque, and Etruscan, formerly thought by some to represent a stage in language development that preceded the development of Indo-European and Semitic.
denoting a discredited grouping of languages that postulated a relationship between Basque, Etruscan, and Georgian among others

old name for “Indo-European” (see Aryan), 1828, from Biblical Japheth.


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