What does Tamil mean?

Definitions for Tamil
ˈtæm əl, ˈtʌm-, ˈtɑ məlTamil

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Tamil.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tamilnoun

    a member of the mixed Dravidian and Caucasian people of southern India and Sri Lanka

  2. Tamiladjective

    the Dravidian language spoken since prehistoric times by the Tamil in southern India and Sri Lanka

  3. Tamiladjective

    of or relating to a speaker of the Tamil language or the language itself

    "Tamil agglutinative phrases"

Wiktionary

  1. Tamilnoun

    A person whose ethnic origins come from Tamil Nadu, India or Sri Lanka.

  2. Tamiladjective

    Of or pertaining to the Tamil people, culture, or language.

  3. Tamilnoun

    A Dravidian language spoken in the state of Tamil Nadu, India and in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tamiladjective

    of or pertaining to the Tamils, or to their language

  2. Tamilnoun

    one of a Dravidian race of men native of Northern Ceylon and Southern India

  3. Tamilnoun

    the Tamil language, the most important of the Dravidian languages. See Dravidian, a

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tamil

    tam′il, n. one of the Dravidian languages spoken in south-eastern India and the northern half of Ceylon, possessing a rich and varied literature: one of the Dravidian inhabitants of southern India and Ceylon.—adjs. Tam′il, Tamil′lian, Tamil′ic, Tamul′ic.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Tamil

    a branch of the Dravidian language, spoken in the S. of India and among the coolies of Ceylon.

Editors Contribution

  1. Tamil

    Tamil is an another name for cannabis

    Submitted by anonymous on May 20, 2019  

Matched Categories

How to pronounce Tamil?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tamil in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tamil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Tamil in a Sentence

  1. Sarah Dale:

    Australia, in the past, has seemed to treat claims from Tamil people with a significantly greater level of scrutiny and pessimism about the fears they have than other countries.

  2. Narendra Modi:

    The government will stand by the people of Tamil Nadu in their hour of need.

  3. Pradeepa Jayasinghe:

    Its common for Tamil and Sinhalese Christians to marry each other, weve always understood each other very well. We were raised from childhood together.

  4. Rahul Gandhi:

    The gunning down by the police of 9 people in ...Tamil Nadu, is a brutal example of state sponsored terrorism. These citizens were murdered for protesting against injustice. My thoughts & prayers are with the families of these martyrs and the injured.

  5. Sonya Sceats:

    Sri Lankan torture survivors in treatment with us are adamant that they cannot trust a purely domestic process and will take comfort from the High Commissioner's warning that there must not be a replay of past broken promises, any process that fails to win the confidence of survivors, including from the Tamil minority, is doomed to fail and may set back the common cause of reconciliation.

Images & Illustrations of Tamil

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  • Barathi Jaya
    Instead of publishing outrageously incorrect information, this website can go defunct. It is a shame they use the internet to spread lies things people / thing they don't know or care about. Or simply general prejudice about other less known people. It only demonstrates ignorance and repeating the same lies a billion times over doesn't make it a fact nor a fact will be transformed into a lie because of heaping lies over it. 
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    • Martin Caflisch
      What informations are outrageously incorrect?I only see explanations of what the word tamil means and some quotes from people wich are named also.
      LikeReplyReport 14 years ago

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