Definition of Tamil

1. Noun. A member of the mixed Dravidian and Caucasian people of southern India and Sri Lanka.

Generic synonyms: Dravidian



2. Adjective. Of or relating to a speaker of the Tamil language or the language itself. "Tamil agglutinative phrases"

3. Noun. The Dravidian language spoken since prehistoric times by the Tamil in southern India and Sri Lanka.
Generic synonyms: South Dravidian

Definition of Tamil

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Tamils, or to their language.

2. n. One of a Dravidian race of men native of Northern Ceylon and Southern India.

Definition of Tamil

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Tamil people, culture, or language. ¹

2. Noun. A person whose ethnic origins come from Tamil Nadu, India or Sri Lanka. ¹

3. Proper noun. A Dravidian language spoken in the state of Tamil Nadu, India and in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tamil

1. 1. One of a Dravidian race of men native of Northern Ceylon and Southern India. 2. The Tamil language, the most important of the Dravidian languages. See Dravidian. Origin: Written also Tamul. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Tamil Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tamil

tamed
tamed iodine
tamein
tameins
tameless
tamelessness
tamely
tameness
tamenesses
tamer
tamers
tames
tamest
tametraline
tamias
tamil (current term)
tamin
tamine
tamines
taming
tamings
tamins
tamis
tamise
tamises
tamkin
tamkins
tamm-horsfall protein deposition
tammar
tammars

Literary usage of Tamil

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

1. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1909)
"Anketell (CP) A pronouncing English- tamil dictionary with abbreviations. ... Lazarus (J.) A tamil grammar designed for use in colleges and schools. ..."

2. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"It differs from colloquial tamil so considerably that it might almost be considered as a distinct language : for not only is classical tamil poetry as ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"The Dra- Before the arrival of the European nations in the i6th and dialects * ^ centur'es> f°ur Dravidian dialects had developed literatures. The tamil ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"An exceptional place, however, is occupied by certain tamil sectarians called ... As one of the host tamil translations of English books in respect of ..."

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