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Elamite

[ee-luh-mahyt]
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Elam.
  2. Also Elamitic. a language of unknown affinities, spoken by the Elamites as late as the 1st century b.c., written c3500–c2500 b.c. in a linear script and thereafter in a cuneiform script.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Elam, its people, or their language.
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Origin of Elamite

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Examples from the Web for elamite

Historical Examples

  • Like the Elamite war-captive he represents the king of Babylon, and dies for him.

    Magic and Religion

    Andrew Lang

  • This Humman was, he thinks, possibly an Elamite god of vegetation.

  • But, as relations between Elam and Babylon grew more peaceful, Elamite captives were scarce.

  • Wearied of sacrificing princes of his house, the king substitutes Elamite prisoners of war.

  • No Elamite prisoner was hanged (as I had sagely conjectured) at any stage of the evolution of the Saca.


British Dictionary definitions for elamite

Elamite

noun
  1. an inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Elam
  2. Also called: Elamitic, Susian the extinct language of this people, of no known relationship, recorded in cuneiform inscriptions dating from the 25th to the 4th centuries bc
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Elam, its people, or their language
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