Arsacid

noun
Ar·​sac·​id | \ ärˈsasə̇d, ˈärsəs-\
plural Arsacids\ -​dz \ or Arsacidae\ ärˈsasəˌdē \ or Arsacides\ ärˈsasə̇dz ; ˈärsəsə̇dz , -​ˌsīdz \

Definition of Arsacid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Arsacid

adjective
\ (ˈ)är¦sasə̇d, ˈärsəs-\

Definition of Arsacid (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the empire of the Arsacids

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History and Etymology for Arsacid

Noun

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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