Elam: 3 definitions


Elam means something in the history of ancient India, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geography

Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Ancient Sri Lanka

According to Tamil Sangam literary sources, Elam was one of the provinces (nādus) of the early Pandyan kingdom during the period of the first Sangam era (11226-6826 BCE). Puhalendi, a poet of Sangam era and the contemporary of Ottakuttan & Kamban, records that the Chola kingdom was extended from sea to the east, the overflowing Vellar River to the south, Kottakarai to the west and Elam to the north covering 24 Kavatams. Seemingly, Elam was situated between Tamilnadu and Sri Lanka in the north side of Nalasetu or Ramasetu.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Elam in India is the name of a plant defined with Amomum villosum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Amomum xanthioides Wall. ex Baker (among others).

2) Elam is also identified with Azima tetracantha It has the synonym Monetia barlerioides L’Hér. (etc.).

3) Elam is also identified with Chloroxylon faho It has the synonym Swietenia chloroxylon Roxburgh (etc.).

4) Elam is also identified with Elettaria cardamomum It has the synonym Amomum repens Sonn. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschapen (1830)
· Asiatic Researches, or ‘Transactions of the Society’ (1810)
· Phytotherapy Research
· Adansonia (1967)
· Stirpes Novae aut Minus Cognitae (1784)
· Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (1946)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Elam, for example diet and recipes, chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, side effects, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ēlaṃ (ಏಲಂ):—[noun] a public sale or the system of selling, of an item to the highest bidder; auction.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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