Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a native or inhabitant of Europe
  2. (adj, pert) of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe

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Origin of the word European

  1. c.1600, from L. Europa "Europe," from Gk. Europe, often explained as "broad face," from eurys "wide" + ops "face." Klein suggests a possible Semitic origin in Akkad. erebu "to go down, set" (in reference to the sun) which would parallel orient (q.v.). Another suggestion along those lines is Phoenician 'ereb "evening," hence "west." more

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Words that sound like European

earphone, erbium, erivan, europan, european union, europium

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