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Meaning of "Tocharian" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TOCHARIAN

Ultimately from Greek Tokharoi, name of uncertain origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TOCHARIAN

Tocharian  [tɒˈkɑːrɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOCHARIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tocharian is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TOCHARIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of Tocharian in the English dictionary

The definition of Tocharian in the dictionary is a member of an Asian people with a complex material culture, sometimes thought to be of European origin, who lived in the Tarim Basin until overcome by the Uighurs around 800 ad. Other definition of Tocharian is the language of this people, known from records in a N Indian script of the 7th and 8th centuries ad. It belongs to the Indo-European family, is regarded as forming an independent branch, and shows closer affinities with the W or European group than with the E or Indo-Iranian group. The language is recorded in two dialects, known as Tocharian A and Tocharian B.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TOCHARIAN


chorion
ˈkɔːrɪən
Dorian
ˈdɔːrɪən
Ecuadorean
ˌɛkwəˈdɔːrɪən
Ecuadorian
ˌekwəˈdɔːrɪən
Gregorian
ɡrɪˈɡɔːrɪən
historian
hɪˈstɔːrɪən
Hyperborean
ˌhaɪpəˈbɔːrɪən
Ivorian
aɪˈvɔːrɪən
morion
ˈmɔːrɪən
Nestorian
nɛsˈtɔːrɪən
praetorian
priːˈtɔːrɪən
pretorian
priːˈtɔːrɪən
salutatorian
səˌluːtəˈtɔːrɪən
Salvadorean
ˌsælvəˈdɔːrɪən
saurian
ˈsɔːrɪən
Singaporean
ˌsɪŋəˈpɔːrɪən
stentorian
stɛnˈtɔːrɪən
Tokharian
tɒˈkɑːrɪən
valedictorian
ˌvælɪdɪkˈtɔːrɪən
Victorian
vɪkˈtɔːrɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOCHARIAN

TOC
Toc H
Tocantins
toccata
toccatella
toccatina
Tocharian A
Tocharian B
tocher
tocherless
tock
tockier
tockiest
tockley
tocky
toco
tocology
tocopherol
tocophobia
Tocqueville

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOCHARIAN

agrarian
antiquarian
assistant librarian
authoritarian
barbarian
Bavarian
Brian
Bulgarian
centenarian
humanitarian
Hungarian
libertarian
librarian
Marian
ovarian
sectarian
totalitarian
unitarian
utilitarian
vegetarian
veterinarian

Synonyms and antonyms of Tocharian in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Tocharian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TOCHARIAN

Find out the translation of Tocharian to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Tocharian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Tocharian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

吐火罗
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tocario
570 millions of speakers

English

Tocharian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Tocharian
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

Tocharian
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тохарский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tocariano
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Tocharian
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Tocharian
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tocharian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tocharian
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

トカラ語
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Tocharian
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tocharian
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Tocharian
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Tocharian
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Tocharian
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tocharian
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Tocharian
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tocharskie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тохарский
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Tocharian
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Tocharian
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Tog Aarse
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tokhariska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Tocharian
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Tocharian

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TOCHARIAN»

The term «Tocharian» is normally little used and occupies the 116.338 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TOCHARIAN» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOCHARIAN»

Discover the use of Tocharian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Tocharian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Dictionary of Tocharian B.: Revised and Greatly Enlarged
The second edition of A Dictionary of Tocharian B includes substantially all Tocharian B words found in regularly published texts, as well as all those of the London and Paris collections published digitally (digital publication of the ...
Adams, Douglas Q. Adams, 2013
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The Tocharian Verbal System
This book presents a synchronic and diachronic study of the verbal system of the two Tocharian languages together with an index listing attested verbal forms and offering semantic and etymological information.
Melanie Malzahn, 2010
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Dictionary and Thesaurus of Tocharian A
All forms of words, including variants occurring in the texts, are listed separately with reference to all occurrences and a sample of passages in transcription and translation.
‎2009
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Variation and Change in Tocharian B
Lists of text classification criteria and overviews of text types make this volume an ideal handbook for the study of the Tocharian lexicon, grammar, and manuscripts.
Michaël Peyrot, 2008
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Tocharian and Indo-European Studies
Tocharian and Indo-European Studies is an international scholarly journal dedicated to the study of two closely related Indo-European languages, Tocharian A and B, attested in Central Asian manuscripts from the second half of the first ...
Werner Winther, Jens Elmeg Rasmussen, Klaus T. Schmidt, 2011
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The Tocharian Subjunctive: A Study in Syntax and Verbal Stem ...
chapter one INTRODUCTION This study of the Tocharian subjunctive aims at describing the formation of this category and at assessing its use, meaning and syntax. On the basis of this synchronic analysis, the origins of the Tocharian ...
Michaël Peyrot, 2013
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Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction
17.1. Tocharian, like Hittite, did not come to light until the twentieth century. For about twenty years up until the First World War, the French, Germans, and British undertook numerous archaeological expeditions to Chinese Turkestan (now the  ...
Benjamin W. Fortson, IV, 2011
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The Indo-European Languages
the forebears of the Tocharians were part of the Indo-Europeans of Europe, a view based on linguistic criteria, derives additional support from the fact that the evidence of wall paintings proves that at least part of the upper strata of Tocharian ...
Anna Giacalone Ramat, Paolo Ramat, 1998
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Tocharian and Indo-European Studies
The aim of the volume is to present the state of the art in current work on accent and ablaut in Proto-Indo-European and its daughter languages.
Gotz Keydana, Paul Widmer, Thomas Olander, 2013
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Language in Time and Space: A Festschrift for Werner Winter ...
He planned a separate treatment of the problem of loan words from Turkic in Tocharian, but this project has never been realized. Recently, the Tocharo-Turkic connections were discussed by G.-J. Pinault on two occasions (1998, 200 la), but  ...
Brigitte L. M. Bauer, Georges-Jean Pinault, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOCHARIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Tocharian is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Tangled Roots of English
... according to Don Ringe, a historical linguist at the University of Pennsylvania, are first, languages such as Hittite once spoken in Anatolia; second, Tocharian, ... «New York Times, Feb 15»
2
The Kokang Conflict: How Will China Respond?
tocharian Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 10:02 am. Well, China would like to ... tocharian Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 2:37 am. The Chinese authorities on ... «The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Feb 15»
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Mysterious Indo-European homeland may have been in the steppes …
More than 400 Indo-European languages diverged from a common ancestral tongue; the earliest ones (top right), Anatolian and Tocharian, arose in today's ... «Science AAAS, Feb 15»
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Protests in Rangoon After Letpadaung Shooting
tocharian Monday, December 29, 2014 - 1:14 am. Forget about constitutional reform. Burma needs to get rid of the invasive exploitative Chinese businesses with ... «The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Dec 14»
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NLD Member Prosecuted for 'Wounding Religious Feelings'
tocharian Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:46 am. Buddha was born in India, no? Buddhist monks don't believe that? Reply. Russell Wednesday, December 10, ... «The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Dec 14»
6
NLD to Lead 'Whole Year' Celebration of Aung San's 100th Birthday
... based on the ideas, cultures, and mediums. Reply. tocharian Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 11:24 am. i agree. This hero-worshiping stuff is overdone in Bur. «The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Dec 14»
7
Rock painted with suspected Tocharian characters found in Xinjiang
The photo shows a rock painted with characters which are suspected as those in the ancient Tocharian languages. The rock was discovered in Hami prefecture, ... «ecns, Oct 14»
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Burma Army Agrees to Withdraw From Disputed Shan Territories
2 Responses to Burma Army Agrees to Withdraw From Disputed Shan Territories. tocharian Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:09 am. So, Burma has no territorial ... «The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Oct 14»
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Villagers, Activists Claim Innocence of Student Charged in Chinese …
4 Responses to Villagers, Activists Claim Innocence of Student Charged in Chinese Workers' Kidnapping. tocharian Monday, September 22, 2014 - 11:37 pm. «The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Sep 14»
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Burma Can Renegotiate Dam Deals to Keep More Power, Says …
tocharian Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 4:12 am. So what about 90% of the ... tocharian Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 4:31 am. The greedy Chinese already have ... «The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Aug 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tocharian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tocharian>. Nov 2019 ».
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