Definition of Luwian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈluːwɪən/
(also Luvian /ˈluːvɪən/)


[mass noun]
An ancient Anatolian language of the 2nd millennium bc, related to Hittite. It is recorded in both cuneiform and hieroglyphic scripts, and may have been the language spoken in Troy at the time of the Homeric war.
Example sentences
  • Indeed, the possibility that it was originally a Luwian loanword hints at its much greater antiquity.


From Luwia, part of Asia Minor, + -an.

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