From Ancient Greek Σελεδίβα (Selediba), from Palisīhaḷa, from Sanskritसिंहल (siṃhala) द्वीप (dvīpa, “island”); siṃhala derived from सिंह (siṃha, “lion”).
Ceylon Sentence Examples
A species of Haemadipsa of Ceylon attaches itself to the passer-by and draws blood with so little irritation that the sufferer is said to be aware of its presence only by the trickling from the wounds produced.
The Asiatic elephant inhabits the forest-lands of India, Burma, the Malay Peninsula, Cochin China, Ceylon and Sumatra.
In this part of the peninsula they ascend the hills to a considerable height, as they do in the Newara Eliya district of Ceylon, where they have been encountered at an elevation of over 7000 ft.
It should be added that some of these large tusks came from Ceylon; such tuskers being believed to be descended from mainland animals imported into the island.