Susian

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noun

Su·​si·​an
ˈsüzēən
variants or less commonly susianian
¦süzē¦ānēən
plural -s
1
: a native or resident of the ancient city of Susa or the ancient Persian province of Susiana (Elam)
2
: elamite

Susian

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adjective

"
variants or less commonly Susianian
"
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient Persian province Susiana or to its capital Susa

Word History

Etymology

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 25 May. 2024.

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