from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- An ancient country of southwest Asia located in what is now southwest Iran. Established before 3000 BC, Elam was frequently in conflict with Mesopotamian kingdoms during the next three millennia. Elam was eventually absorbed into the Persian Empire, although the Elamite language continued to be written until the 4th century BC.
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- proper noun an ancient civilization established in what is now south-western
Iranbefore 3000 BC; its capital was Susaand its inhabitants were Elamites; known in classical times as Susiana
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- noun an ancient country in southwestern Asia to the east of the Tigris River (in what is modern Iran); was known for its warlike people
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