or Sasanid noun Etymology: New Latin Sassanidae Sassanids, from Sassan, founder of the dynasty Date: 1776 a member of a dynasty of Persian kings of the third to seventh centuries • Sassanid or Sasanid adjective

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  • sassanid — sas·sanid …   English syllables

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