Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Elam.
  • n. The language of the ancient Elamites, of no known linguistic affiliation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dweller in ancient Elam.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dweller in Flam (or Susiana), an ancient kingdom of Southwestern Asia, afterwards a province of Persia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inhabitant of ancient Elam, a country east of Babylonia, commonly regarded as corresponding nearly to the old province of Susiana in Persia (now Khuzistan).
  • Pertaining to Elam or the Elamites.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of an ancient warlike people living in Elam east of Babylonia as early as 3000 BC
  • n. an extinct ancient language of unknown affinities; spoken by the Elamites

Etymologies

Elam +‎ -ite (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Chedor-laomer the Elamite was the leader of the expedition; he too was the suzerain lord of his allies; and nevertheless the campaign is dated, not in his reign, but in that of one of the subject kings.

    Patriarchal Palestine

  • While written Persian was used primarily for monumental carvings, beginning in the time of Darius I, everyday court records were documented by scribes in Elamite, Babylonian, or Aramaic.

    Alexander the Great

  • The city that Alexander entered was not like Babylon in its ancient, vibrant grandeur or even like Susa with its magnificent palace complex and rich heritage of Elamite culture.

    Alexander the Great

  • However, in the absence of evidence of continuity, we are also free to assume radical discontinuity, and this seems safer in the light of the disappearance of Elamite and, more importantly, the lack of Parthian rulers with Achaemenian names.

    Matthew Yglesias » Toy Drives Checking Immigration Status of Children

  • A later Assyrian ruler dined underneath the severed head of an Elamite king mounted on a pole above the dinner table.

    Day of Honey

  • His asides on Brahui (the Dravidian language that may be a missing link between India and the Persian-empire tongue Elamite) and Ket (the Siberian language with plausible ties to Navajo) are as diverting as anything in his book.

    Back to Babel

  • Some had just seals and no script; many others were written in Elamite, a hard-to-comprehend language dating back to 2300 B.C. or earlier.

    FOCUS: Terrorism impacting archaeology

  • Susa was an ancient city in the Elamite, Achaemenids, Parthian and Sasanian dynastic empires of Iran, located about 150 miles east of the Tigris River in Iranian province of Khuzestan.

    Susa Site to be Spared!

  • TEHRAN, May 20 MNA -- A team of archaeologists studying two graves discovered in the city of Ramhormoz in southern Iran said that they bear their remains of a girl and a woman who were most likely members of an Elamite royal family.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • The relics were found in an Elamite tomb, which was discovered during construction work in 2007.

    Archive 2008-12-01

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