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Achaemenid

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noun Ach·ae·me·nid \ə-ˈkē-mə-nəd\

Definition of Achaemenid

plural Achaemenids also Achaemenidae \ˌa-kə-ˈme-nə-ˌdē\

  1. :  a member of the ruling house of ancient Persia generally considered historically important from the assumption of power by Cyrus the Great (559 b.c. ) to the overthrow of Darius III (330 b.c. )



Origin of achaemenid

Greek Achaimenides, from Achaimenes, 7th century b.c. king of Persia, founder of the dynasty + -ides (patronymic suffix)


First Known Use: 1889


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