Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • noun A dweller in ancient Elam.

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

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

Etymologies

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Elam +‎ -ite

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

  • 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

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

    Day of Honey

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

    Day of Honey

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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