Achaemenid

Achaemenid

[uh-kee-muh-nid, uh-kem-uh-]
noun, plural Achaemenids, Achaemenidae [ak-uh-men-i-dee] , Achaemenides [ak-uh-men-i-deez] .
a member of the dynasty of kings in ancient Persia that ruled from c550 b.c. to 331 b.c.

Origin:
Achaemen(es) + -id1

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Achaemenid (əˈkiːmənɪd, əˈkɛm-)
 
n , pl Achaemenids, Achaemenidae, Achaemenides
any member of a Persian dynasty of kings, including Cyrus the Great, that ruled from about 550 to 331 bc, when Darius III was overthrown by Alexander the Great
 
[from Greek, after Akhaimenēs, name of the founder]

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