Elamite


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E·la·mite

 (ē′lə-mīt′)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Elam.
2. The language of the ancient Elamites, of no known linguistic affiliation.

Elamite

(ˈiːləˌmaɪt)
n
1. (Historical Terms) an inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Elam
2. (Languages) Also called: Elamitic or Susian the extinct language of this people, of no known relationship, recorded in cuneiform inscriptions dating from the 25th to the 4th centuries bc
3. (Historical Terms) Also called: Elamitic or Susian the extinct language of this people, of no known relationship, recorded in cuneiform inscriptions dating from the 25th to the 4th centuries bc
adj
(Historical Terms) of or relating to Elam, its people, or their language

E•lam•ite

(ˈi ləˌmaɪt)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Elam.
2. the extinct languageof the Elamites, known principally from texts written in a cuneiform syllabary between the 13th and 5th centuries b.c.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Elam, its people, or their language.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Elamite - a member of an ancient warlike people living in Elam east of Babylonia as early as 3000 BCElamite - a member of an ancient warlike people living in Elam east of Babylonia as early as 3000 BC
Caucasian, White, White person - a member of the Caucasoid race
2.Elamite - an extinct ancient language of unknown affinitiesElamite - an extinct ancient language of unknown affinities; spoken by the Elamites
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
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The initial /*k-/ becomes /*q/, which becomes /k-/ in both Elamite and Brahui, and remains so in all cases.
There was an element of hypocrisy in the condemnations by the bash-patriots, because the Elamites have similar views to them on the Cyprob.
Winters had used Diop's genetic model in his research by combining anthropological, linguistic and historical methods to confirm that the center for the rise of the originators of the Egyptian and Manding civilizations, the Magyar or Hungarian civilization, the Dravidian civilization, and the Sumerian and Elamite civilizations was the Fertile Crescent of the highland regions of Middle/Saharan Africa.
This palace was constructed by the order of Darius (Dariush) the Achaemenian on the top of Elamite hillocks and is known as Dariush (Apadana) palace.
Most of the clay inscriptions had been used in the construction of some Elamite temples, he said.
The city was the capital of the Elamites and subsequently the winter capital of Achaemenians for some 2800 years.
The paper ends with an appendix on selected Achaemenid Elamite nutritional and agricultural terms.
Naqsh-e Rustam is home to the tombs of the Achaemenid Kings Darius I, Xerxes I, Artaxerxes I and Darius II, as well as several other sites dating back to the Elamite and Sassanid eras.
The Persians settlers had by the 6th century BC, mixed with the native Elamite population.
The cylindrical seals bear cuneiform and middle Babylonian scripts and were found with the skeletal remains of a woman, who archaeologists say might have been an important figure during the Elamite era.
Archeological ruins verify the entire province of Khuzestan to be home to the Elamite civilization, a nonSemitic, and non-Indo-European-speaking kingdom, and "the earliest civilization of Persia".