One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to the ancient region of Illyria or its language.
- ‘Eventually, the Aitolians had to be recalled to help their former enemies in Epirus against Demetrios's savage Illyrian raiders.’
- ‘He was born simply Diocles, the son of a poor Illyrian family who made his career in the army.’
- ‘The name ‘Albania’ is derived from an ancient Illyrian tribe, the Albanoi, who inhabited part of modern-day Albania from around 1225 BC to AD 200.’
- ‘The nadir came when his brother, Perdiccas III, died in battle against Illyrian invaders, who occupied the north-western borderlands.’
- ‘Half a century before Christ the Thracians occupied Hungary east of the Danube, while Hungary west of the Danube was the home of Celtic and Illyrian tribes.’
1A native or inhabitant of ancient Illyria.
- ‘He's seen it all - the passions of Illyrians, the conventions of romantic comedy, and the illusions of theatre - and of filmmaking.’
- ‘The first known inhabitants were the Illyrians, followed by the Celts in the fourth century, and the Romans a century after that.’
- ‘The national ideology insists on an unequivocal ethnic relationship with the ancient Illyrians.’
- ‘Albanians descend from the ancient Illyrians.’
- ‘The Romans had a hard struggle before they succeeded finally in breaking the power of the Illyrians and in getting control of Bosnia and Herzegovina.’
- 1.1 The branch of the Indo-European family of languages possibly represented by modern Albanian.
- ‘Whether the Albanian language stems from Illyrian or Thracian, both, or neither is a matter of contention.’
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