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n. pl. par·tes (pär'tēz)
A part or portion of a structure, especially of an anatomical structure.
ancient country in the southwestern part of Iran, roughly coextensive with the modern region of Fars. Its name was derived from the Iranian tribe of the Parsua (Parsuash; Parsumash; Persians), who settled there in the 7th century BC. Herodotus lists the leading Persian tribes as the Pasargadae, to which the Achaemenians, the royal family of Persia, belonged; the Maraphii; and the Maspii. It was these three that Cyrus II the Great assembled to approve his plans for his revolt against Astyages, his Median overlord, in 550 BC.