sassanian

Sassanid

[suh-sah-nid, -san-id]
noun, plural Sassanids, Sassanidae [suh-sah-ni-dee, -san-i-] .
1.
a member of a dynasty that ruled in Persia a.d. 226–651.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the Sassanids or their dynasty.
Also, Sassanian [suh-sey-nee-uhn] , Sassanide [sas-uh-nid] .


Origin:
1770–80; Sassan grandfather of first king of dynasty + -id1

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Sassanid (ˈsæsənɪd)
 
n , pl Sassanids, Sassanidae
any member of the native dynasty that built and ruled an empire in Persia from 224 to 636 a.d
 
Sa'ssanian
 
adj

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Sassanid
dynasty that ruled the Persian Empire 211-651 C.E., 1776, from M.L. Sassanidæ (pl.), from Sasan, grandfather of Ardashir I, who founded the dynasty.
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