Old Persian
noun Date: 1867 an ancient Iranian language known from cuneiform inscriptions from the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. — see Indo-European languages table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Old Persian — n. the oldest form of Persian, preserved in stone inscriptions dating from the 7th to the 4th cent. B.C …   English World dictionary

  • Old Persian — noun The ancestor language of Middle Persian, and via it of modern Persian language. Attested in Old Persian cuneiform, in the period 525 300 . See Also: Proto Indo Iranian …   Wiktionary

  • Old Persian — Old′ Per′sian n. peo an ancient Iranian language attested in the cuneiform inscriptions of the Achaemenid empire Abbr.: OPers …   From formal English to slang

  • Old Persian — noun the Persian language up to the 3rd century BC, written in cuneiform …   English new terms dictionary

  • Old Persian — /oʊld ˈpɜʒən/ (say ohld perzhuhn) noun the ancient Iranian of the Persian cuneiforms …   Australian English dictionary

  • old persian — noun Usage: capitalized O&P : one of the two ancient languages composing Old Iranian and known from cuneiform inscriptions from the 6th and 5th centuries B.C. compare avestan …   Useful english dictionary

  • Old Persian — an ancient West Iranian language attested by cuneiform inscriptions. Abbr.: OPers * * * …   Universalium

  • Old Persian — Retired Code (ISO 639 3) : ope …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Old Persian language — Old Persian Spoken in Ancient Iran Era Ancestor of Middle Persian Language family Indo European Indo Iranian …   Wikipedia

  • Old Persian cuneiform — Type Semisyllabary Languages Old Persian Time period 525 BC – 330 BC …   Wikipedia

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