Achaemenid

noun Achae·me·nid \ ə-ˈkē-mə-nəd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of Achaemenid

plural Achaemenids also Achaemenidae play \ˌa-kə-ˈme-nə-ˌdē\
: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 and Etymology of achaemenid

borrowed from Latin Achaemenidēs, borrowed from Greek Achaimenídēs, from Achaiménēs (Achaemenes), alleged founder of the dynasty (borrowed from Old Persian Haxāmaniš) + -idēs 1-id


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