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Sassanian

adjective Sas·sa·ni·an \ sə-ˈsā-nē-ən , sa-ˈsā- \
variants: or Sasanian

Definition of Sassanian

: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of the Sassanid dynasty of ancient Persia or its art or architecture

First Known Use of sassanian

1788


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Sassanian

noun
variants: or Sasanian

Definition of Sassanian

First Known Use of sassanian

1855


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