Definition of Tamil
1 : a Dravidian language of Tamil Nadu state, India, and of northern and eastern Sri Lanka
2 : a Tamil-speaking person or a descendant of Tamil-speaking ancestors
Origin of tamil
Tamil Tamiẓ; akin to Pali Damiḷa, a Dravidian-speaking people, Sanskrit Dravida
First Known Use: 1734
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