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Sassanid

[suh-sah-nid, -san-id] /səˈsɑ nɪd, -ˈsæn ɪd/
noun, plural Sassanids, Sassanidae
[suh-sah-ni-dee, -san-i-] /səˈsɑ nɪˌdi, -ˈsæn ɪ-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a member of a dynasty that ruled in Persia a.d. 226–651.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Sassanids or their dynasty.
Also, Sassanian
[suh-sey-nee-uh n] /səˈseɪ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
Sassanide
[sas-uh-nid] /ˈsæs ə nɪd/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; Sassan grandfather of first king of dynasty + -id1
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British Dictionary definitions for sassanids

Sassanid

/ˈsæsənɪd/
noun (pl) Sassanids, Sassanidae (sæˈsænɪˌdiː)
1.
any member of the native dynasty that built and ruled an empire in Persia from 224 to 636 a.d
Derived Forms
Sassanian, adjective
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Word Origin and History for sassanids

Sassanid

dynasty that ruled the Persian Empire 211-651 C.E., 1776, from Medieval Latin Sassanidæ (plural), from Sasan, grandfather of Ardashir I, who founded the dynasty.

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