Achaemenian
adjective Date: 1717 of or relating to the Achaemenids

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  • Achaemenian — /ak euh mee nee euhn/, adj. of or pertaining to the Achaemenids or their language, as recorded in cuneiform inscriptions. [1710 20; < L Achaemeni(us) ( < Gk Achaimén(es) ACHAEMENES + L ius adj. suffix) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Achaemenian — adj. of or pertaining to the Achaemenids …   English contemporary dictionary

  • achaemenian — ach·ae·me·ni·an …   English syllables

  • achaemenian — |akə̇|mēnēən, nyən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Achaemenid + an : of or relating to the Achaemenids or the Persian language of their inscriptions * * * /ak euh mee nee euhn/, adj. of or pertaining to the Achaemenids or their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Achaemenian dynasty — (559–330 BC) Early Persian dynasty. It derives its name from Achaemenes, who is thought to have lived in the early 7th century BC. From his son Teispes were descended two lines of kings. The older line included Cyrus I, Cambyses I, Cyrus II (the… …   Universalium

  • Artabanus — ▪ Achaemenian minister also called  Ardaban  died 465/464 BC       minister of the Achaemenid king Xerxes I of Persia, whom he murdered in 465. According to one Greek source, Artabanus had previously killed Xerxes son Darius and feared that the… …   Universalium

  • Bagoas — ▪ Achaemenian minister flourished 4th century BC       confidential minister of the Achaemenid king Artaxerxes III of Persia. His name was the Greek form of an Old Persian name often used for eunuchs.       Bagoas was commander in chief of the… …   Universalium

  • Megabyzus — ▪ Achaemenian general flourished 5th century BC       one of the greatest generals of the ancient Achaemenid Empire of Persia.       He was the son of Zopyrus and the brother in law of King Xerxes I. Sent to quell an uprising in Babylon (482),… …   Universalium

  • Iran, ancient — Introduction also known as  Persia        historic region of southwestern Asia that is only roughly coterminous with modern Iran. The term Persia was used for centuries, chiefly in the West, to designate those regions where Persian language and… …   Universalium

  • art and architecture, Iranian — ▪ ancient art Introduction       the art and architecture of ancient Iranian civilizations.       Any reservation about attributing to Iran primary status among the countries contributing to the art of the ancient Middle East must be associated… …   Universalium

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