Sas·​sa·​nid sə-ˈsä-nəd How to pronounce Sassanid (audio)
variants or Sasanid
: a member of a dynasty of Persian kings of the third to seventh centuries
Sassanid adjective
or Sasanid

Word History


New Latin Sassanidae Sassanids, from Sassan, founder of the dynasty

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sassanid was in 1776

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Cite this Entry

“Sassanid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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