Achaemenid

Achaemenid
noun (plural -menids; also Achaemenidae) Etymology: Greek Achaimenides, from Achaimenes, 7th century B.C. Persian king, founder of the dynasty + -ides (patronymic suffix) Date: 1889 a member of the ruling house of ancient Persia generally considered historically important from the assumption of power by Cyrus the Great (559 B.C.) to the overthrow of Darius III (330 B.C.)

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  • Achaemenid — /euh kee meuh nid, euh kem euh /, n., pl. Achaemenids, Achaemenidae /ak euh men i dee /, Achaemenides /ak euh men i deez /. a member of the dynasty of kings in ancient Persia that ruled from c550 B.C. to 331 B.C. [ACHAEMEN(ES) + ID1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Achaemenid — n. ruler who was a member of a dynasty of kings that ruled in ancient Persia from 550 331 BC …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Achaemenid — [ə ki:mənɪd] (also Achaemenian ˌakɪ mi:nɪən) noun a member of the dynasty ruling in Persia from Cyrus I to Darius III (553–330 BC). Origin named after Achaemenes, the reputed ancestor of the dynasty …   English new terms dictionary

  • achaemenid — achae·me·nid …   English syllables

  • Achaemenid — /əˈkimənɪd/ (say uh keemuhnid), /əˈkɛm / (say uh kem ) noun (plural Achaemenids or Achaemenidae /ˌækiˈmɛnədi/ (say .akee menuhdee) or Achaemenides /ˌækiˈmɛnədiz/ (say .akee menuhdeez)) a member of a dynasty of Persian kings, ruling from 549 to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • achaemenid — adj. & n. (also Achaemenian) adj. of or relating to the dynasty ruling in Persia from Cyrus I to Darius III (553 330 BC). n. a member of this dynasty. Etymology: L Achaemenius f. Gk Akhaimenes, ancestor of the dynasty …   Useful english dictionary

  • Achaemenid Empire — Persian Empire redirects here. For other uses, see Persian Empire (disambiguation). Persian Empire ← …   Wikipedia

  • Achaemenid Assyria — Persian Assyria redirects here. See Asuristan for post Achaemenid Assyria. ܐܬܘܪܐ Athura …   Wikipedia

  • Achaemenid coinage — The coinage of the Achaemenid Empire was a continuation of the coins of Lydia. Coins were issued from 520 BCE 450 BCE to 330 BCE for the Daric and Siglos. And it seems that before then, a continuation of Lydian coinage under Persian rule is… …   Wikipedia

  • Achaemenid Dynasty — ▪ Egyptian dynasty       the Persian 27th dynasty of Egypt (525–404 BC), founded by Cambyses II of Persia and named after his family of the Achaemenids.       The policy of the Achaemenid kings seems to have been conciliatory to national beliefs… …   Universalium

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