Definition of Eurasiatic

1. Adjective. Relating to, or coming from, Europe and Asia. "The Eurasian landmass is the largest in the world"

Exact synonyms: Eurasian
Partainyms: Eurasia, Eurasia
Derivative terms: Eurasia, Eurasian, Eurasia

Definition of Eurasiatic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Eurasiatic group of languages. ¹

2. Proper noun. A hypothetical superfamily of languages proposed by Joseph Greenberg that groups together several language families of Europe, Asia, and North America, namely Etruscan, Indo-European, Uralic-Yukaghir, Altaic, Korean-Japanese-Ainu, Nivkh, Chukotian and Eskimo-Aleut. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eurasiatic

Eurasian badgers
Eurasian black vulture
Eurasian black vultures
Eurasian bullfinch
Eurasian bullfinches
Eurasian green toad
Eurasian hamster
Eurasian jay
Eurasian jays
Eurasian kingfisher
Eurasian lynx
Eurasian lynxes
Eurasian otter
Eurasian woodcock
Eureka step
Eureka steps
Euripus Strait

Literary usage of Eurasiatic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1916)
"eurasiatic Invasion.—At the close of the Quaternary the bear (Ursus), ... We must account for this northerly, or eurasiatic, fauna of north Africa as having ..."

2. Explorations in Turkestan, Expedition of 1904: Prehistoric Civilizations of by Raphael Pumpelly (1908)
"The actual presence of the Sus scrofa, the eurasiatic boar, in Turkestan is known; ... It may also be possible that the eurasiatic wild boar (Sus scrofa) ..."

3. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1903)
"... it is seen that they have not the eurasiatic facies. It is in vain that one seeks for such characteristic elements of the "West European type'' as ..."

4. Bulletin by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1909)
"American and eurasiatic correlation.—The second problem, following especially Cope (1879-1884), Marsh (1891), Filhol (1885), Scott (1888-1894), ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1900)
"It is paradoxical that so many animals which we are wont to consider typically American came from the eurasiatic region, while so many others which we ..."

6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1896)
"Thus, the eurasiatic ... and to give other examples where an eurasiatic form, which undertakes long periodic migrations, is represented by a geographical ..."

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