Parthia

geographical name
Par·​thia | \ ˈpär-thē-ə How to pronounce Parthia (audio) \

Definition of Parthia

ancient country of southwestern Asia that was located in what is now northeastern Iran

see also parthian sense 1

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“Parthia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Parthia. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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