Old Persian


: an ancient Iranian language known from cuneiform inscriptions from the sixth and fifth centuries b.c. see Indo-European Languages Table

Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Old Persian was in 1867

Dictionary Entries Near Old Persian

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“Old Persian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Old%20Persian. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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