Definition of Luwian in English:

Luwian

(also Luvian)

noun

  • [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.

    • ‘Indeed, the possibility that it was originally a Luwian loanword hints at its much greater antiquity.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Luwian

/ˈluːwɪən/