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Definition of the noun elam

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  1. an ancient country in southwestern Asia to the east of the Tigris River (in what is modern Iran); was known for its warlike people


  1. Elam was an ancient Pre-Iranic civilization centered in the far west and southwest of what is now modern-day Iran, stretching from the lowlands of what is now Khuzestan and Ilam Province as well as a small part of southern Iraq. The modern name Elam is a transcription from Biblical Hebrew, corresponding to the Sumerian elam, the Akkadian elamtu, and the Elamite haltamti. Elamite states were among the leading political forces of the Ancient Near East. In classical literature, Elam was more often referred to as Susiana a name derived from its capital, Susa. However, Susiana is not synonymous with Elam and, in its early history, was a distinctly separate cultural and political entity.
  2. Elam a.k.a. Elam, Virginia: Elam is an unincorporated community in Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States.


  1. Elam is a fictional character from the 1941 film The Devil Commands.
  2. Elam is a fictional character from the 1991 film The Heroic Legend of Arslan.
  3. Elam is a fictional character from the 1985 film Pale Rider.


  1. ELAM, the National Popular Front, is a nationalist movement founded in 2008 in the Republic of Cyprus. It describes its ideology as "popular and social nationalism" and promotes Greek nationalism. As of May 2011 it has been approved as a legal political party. On December 28, 2010, ELAM organized a march against Turkish Cypriots and migrants.
  2. Elam is a website.
  3. Elam a.k.a. selectin E (endothelial adhesion molecule 1) is a gene.
    • also known as leukocyte endothelial cell adhesion molecule 2, selectin E

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Elam

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Google previewPistols, Politics and the Press (2008)

Dueling in 19th Century American Journalism by Ryan Chamberlain

ELAM is a corrupt henchman or MR. BEIRNE is a deliberate, knowing, and malicious liar.

Elam is the champion of the Readjusters, and Beirne carries the hopes of the Funders. Looked at in this way, the public interest is explained, ...

Google previewIsraelis and Palestinians (2012)

Conflict and Resolution by Moshé Machover

* Yig'al Elam is a historian and Zionist ideologue.

Google previewThe Ultimate Bible Dictionary (Annotated Edition) (2012)

by Matthew George Easton

The name Elam is an Assyrian word meaning "high.

Google previewNLT, New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, eBook (2013)

Kingdom Equipping Through the Power of the Word by Jack W. Hayford

32:24 Elam is a land ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2015)

by Eric Orlin

The term Elam encompasses an ethnically, culturally and linguistically heterogeneous group living in an unspecified area in southwestern Iran, sometimes extending to the central desert of Iran, to Kerman and south to the Persian Gulf.

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

Masterman ELAM, e'lam (03V, 'elam): (1) A son of Shem...

Elam ...

Google previewEerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)

by David Noel Freedman, Allen C. Myers, Astrid B. Beck

ELAM ELASA Malyan), and a state, the size of which fluctuated throughout its history and at times incorporated modern Khuzistan, parts of Luristan, and western Kerman as well as the heartland of Fars. The Table of Nations (Gen. 10: 22; 1 Chr.

Google previewSmith's Bible Dictionary 1863 and King James Bible (2017)

by William Smith

The Elam of Scripture s appears to be the province slying south of Assyria and east s of Persia s proper, to which Herodotus gives the name of Cissia (iii91, v 49, etc.), and which is termed Susis or Susiana ...

Google previewHolman Concise Bible Dictionary (2011)

by Holman Bible Editorial Staff

ELAM Six men in addition to: (1) Son of Shem, one of the sons of Noah (Gen ...

Google previewThe new Sunday school teachers' Biblical dictionary (1879)

ELAM represents, in the Bible, the region named by the Greeks Elymois, which on the south of Assyria stretched along the eastern bank of the Tigris to the Persian Gulf, and eastwardly to Media and the Persian province of Susiana. Hence ...

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Elam Meaning

Video shows what Elam means. an ancient civilization established in what is now south-western Iran before 3000 BC, its capital was Susa and its inhabitants ...

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Scrabble value of E1L1A1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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