Etymology
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Tamil

Dravidian people and language of southern India, 1734, from Pali Damila, from Sanskrit Dramila, variant of Dravida (see Dravidian).

updated on November 28, 2004

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Definitions of Tamil from WordNet
1
Tamil (n.)
a member of the mixed Dravidian and Caucasian people of southern India and Sri Lanka;
Tamil (n.)
the Dravidian language spoken since prehistoric times by the Tamil in southern India and Sri Lanka;
2
Tamil (adj.)
of or relating to a speaker of the Tamil language or the language itself;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.