Arsacid

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noun

Ar·​sac·​id
ärˈsasə̇d,
ˈärsəs-
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

Arsacid

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adjective

(ˈ)är¦sasə̇d,
ˈärsəs-
: of or relating to the empire of the Arsacids

Word History

Etymology

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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“Arsacid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arsacid. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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