Parthia
geographical name ancient country SW Asia in NE modern Iran

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Parthĭa — (Parthyēne), Landstrich in Asien; begrenzt von Hyrkanien, Arien, Karmanien u. Medien; umfaßte den südwestlichen Theil des j. Khorasan, Kohestan u. einen Theil der großen Salzwüste; die Gebirge an den Grenzen waren: in Osten Masdoranos, in Norden… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Parthia — [pär′thē ə] ancient country in SW Asia, southeast of the Caspian Sea Parthian adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Parthia — Infobox Former Country native name = Ashkâniân (اشکانیان) conventional long name = Parthian Empire common name = Parthia| continent = moved from Category:Asia to the Middle East region = Middle East, Central Asia, and Western Asia country = Iran… …   Wikipedia

  • Parthia — /pahr thee euh/, n. an ancient country in W Asia, SE of the Caspian Sea: conquered by the Persians A.D. 226; now a part of NE Iran. * * * Ancient land, southwestern Asia. Corresponding roughly to modern northeastern Iran, it formed a province of… …   Universalium

  • Parthia — Die Parther (altpersisch Parθava, lat. Parthi) waren ein antikes iranisches Volk, das vom 3. Jahrhundert v. Chr. an im heutigen Iran ein Reich aufbaute, welches schließlich auch große Teile Mesopotamiens, des südwestlichen Mittelasiens und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PARTHIA — I. PARTHIA Asiae regio, perampla, ab occasu Mediâ, ab Aquilone Hyrcaniâ, ab ortu Arianâ, a meridie Carmaniae desertis terminata. Parthenen Qu. Curtius vocat. l. 6. 2. c. ubi docet Parthos Scitharum progeniem esse, quod et Dionys. testatur.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Parthia — noun a) a region in northeastern Iran b) territories corresponding to the empire ruled by dynasts from Parthia …   Wiktionary

  • PARTHIA —    an ancient country corresponding to Northern Persia; was inhabited by a people of Scythian origin, who adopted the Aryan speech and manners, and subsequently yielded much to Greek influence; after being tributary successively to Assyria, Media …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Parthia — n. ancient country in western Asia that was conquered by the Persians in AD 226 (occupied the northwestern region of present day Iran) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Parthia — Par•thi•a [[t]ˈpɑr θi ə[/t]] n. anh geg an ancient country in W Asia, SE of the Caspian Sea, in what is now NE Iran …   From formal English to slang

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