Definition of Aryan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈeəriən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeriən//
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  1. 1a member of the group of people that went to S Asia in around 1500 BC
  2. 2a person who spoke any of the languages of the Indo-European group
  3. 3(especially according to the ideas of the German Nazi party) a member of a Caucasian, not Jewish, race of people, especially one with fair hair and blue eyes
  4. Word Originfrom Sanskrit ārya ‘noble’ + -an.

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