Sassanid

noun
Sas·sa·nid | \sə-ˈsä-nəd, -ˈsa-;ˈsa-sə-nəd\
variants: or Sasanid

Definition of Sassanid 

: a member of a dynasty of Persian kings of the third to seventh centuries

Other Words from Sassanid

Sassanid or Sasanid adjective

First Known Use of Sassanid

1776, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sassanid

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Sassanid

Dictionary Entries near Sassanid

sassafras tea

Sassak

Sassanian

Sassanid

Sassari

sasse

sassenach

Statistics for Sassanid

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Sassanid

The first known use of Sassanid was in 1776

See more words from the same year

Comments on Sassanid

What made you want to look up Sassanid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!