What is Aryan?

  • (noun): (according to Nazi doctrine) a Caucasian person of Nordic descent (and not a Jew).
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Aryan /ˈɛərjən/ is an English language loanword derived from the Sanskrit ārya ('Noble'). In present-day academia, the terms "Indo-Iranian" and "Indo-European" have, according to many, made most uses of the term 'Aryan' minimal, and 'Aryan' is now mostly limited to its appearance in the term "Indo-Aryan" for Indic languages and their speakers.

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Aryan Paragraph
... An Aryan paragraph (German Arierparagraph) is a clause in the statutes of an organization, corporation, or real estate deed that reserves membership and/or right of residence solely for members of ...
Aryan - History - 20th Century
... In the United States, the best-selling 1907 book Race Life of the Aryan Peoples by Joseph Pomeroy Widney consolidated in the popular mind the idea that the word "Aryan" is the ... By the end of World War II, the word "Aryan" among a number of people had lost its Romantic or idealist connotations and was associated by many with Nazi racism ... and "Indo-European" had made most uses of the term "Aryan" superfluous in the eyes of a number of scholars, and "Aryan" now survives in most scholarly usage ...
Afrighids - Etymology
... that Afrigh was originally Ap-Air-ig meaning from the Aryan descent ap or af is the same in 'afrashtan' (Persian افراشتن) to raise air is the root ...
Marathi Grammar
... Notably, Marathi is the only Indo-Aryan language of Sanskrit origin to preserve the Sanskrit locative case ... further distinguishing it from many Indo-Aryan languages ...

More definitions of "Aryan":

  • (noun): A member of the prehistoric people who spoke Proto-Indo European.
    Synonyms: Indo-European