Tamil definition

tăməl, tŭm-, täməl
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The Dravidian language of the Tamil.
noun
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A member of a Dravidian people of southern India and northern Sri Lanka.
noun
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Of or relating to the Tamil or their language or culture.
adjective
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The Dravidian language, ancient or modern, of this people: official language of the state of Tamil Nadu.
noun
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A member of a people living chiefly in S India and N Sri Lanka.
noun
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Of or pertaining to the Tamil people, culture, or language.
adjective
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A person whose ethnic origins come from Tamil Nadu, India or Sri Lanka.
noun
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A Dravidian language spoken in the state of Tamil Nadu, India and in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tamil
Plural:
tamils

Origin of tamil

  • Tamil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition