Susian

noun
Su·​si·​an | \ ˈsüzēən \
variants: or less commonly susianian \ ¦süzē¦ānēən \
plural -s

Definition of Susian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a native or resident of the ancient city of Susa or the ancient Persian province of Susiana (Elam)
2 : elamite

Susian

adjective
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variants: or less commonly Susianian \ " \

Definition of Susian (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient Persian province Susiana or to its capital Susa

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History and Etymology for Susian

Noun

Susian from Latin Susiani (plural) inhabitants of Susa or of Susiana, from Greek Sousianē Susiana, province of the ancient Persian empire roughly coextensive with Elam, from Sousa, its capital; Susianian from Greek Sousianē + English -ian

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“Susian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Susian. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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