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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\
: 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 \ (ˈ)är¦sasə̇d , ˈärsəs- \

Definition of Arsacid

: of or relating to the empire of the Arsacids

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