When was the word Tamil first used?

When was the word Tamil first used?

Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. The earliest Tamil writing is attested in inscriptions and potsherds from the 5th century bce. Three periods have been distinguished through analyses of grammatical and lexical changes: Old Tamil (from about 450 bce to 700 ce), Middle Tamil (700–1600), and Modern Tamil (from 1600).

Which word is derived from the Tamil word Kasu?

What is the etymology of ‘cash’? According to the OED when it is used in ‘cash-box’ it descends from the French ‘casse’, and presumably Italian ‘cassa’. However the word meaning ‘loose change’ is from the Tamil word ‘kasu’.

How many words are there in Tamil dictionary?

List of dictionaries by number of words

Language Approx. no. of words Notes
Swedish 126,000 Normative Swedish language spelling dictionary, includes around 120,000 headwords.
Eastern Armenian 125,000 Žamanakakic’ hayoc’ lezvi bac’atrakan baṙaran
Tamil 124,405 The dictionary includes 124,405 separate entries.
Malaysian 120,000
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What is the meaning of the term ethnic?

1a : of or relating to large groups of people classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background ethnic minorities ethnic enclaves. b : being a member of a specified ethnic group an ethnic German.

What are the languages derived from Tamil?

Tamil dialects include Central Tamil dialect, Kongu Tamil, Madras Bashai, Madurai Tamil, Nellai Tamil, Kumari Tamil in India; Batticaloa Tamil dialect, Jaffna Tamil dialect, Negombo Tamil dialect in Sri Lanka; and Malaysian Tamil in Malaysia. Sankethi dialect in Karnataka has been heavily influenced by Kannada.

How many Tamil words are in the world?

State government issues order; new words coined by experts from various fields, says Minister K. Pandiarajan. The State government has issued a government order to include 9,000 new Tamil words in the language. Currently, Tamil has over 4.7 lakh unique words.