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Arsacid

noun Ar·sac·id \ärˈsasə̇d, ˈärsəs-\

Definition of Arsacid

plural

Arsacids

\-dz\ or

Arsacidae

\ärˈsasəˌdē\ or

Arsacides

\ärˈsasə̇dz; ˈärsəsə̇dz, -ˌsīdz\
  1. :  a member of a dynasty of Parthian rulers established in revolt against the Seleucids about 250 b.c. and overthrown by the Persian Sassanids a.d. 226

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Origin and Etymology of arsacid

Latin Arsacides, from Arsaces I flourished about 250 b.c. king of Parthia, founder of the dynasty (from Greek Arsakēs) + Latin -ides (patronymic suffix)


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Arsacid

adjective Ar·sac·id \(ˈ)är¦sasə̇d, ˈärsəs-\

Definition of Arsacid

  1. :  of or relating to the empire of the Arsacids

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