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[uh-kee-muh-nid, uh-kem-uh-] /əˈki mə nɪd, əˈkɛm ə-/
noun, plural Achaemenids, Achaemenidae
[ak-uh-men-i-dee] /ˌæk əˈmɛn ɪˌdi/ (Show IPA),
[ak-uh-men-i-deez] /ˌæk əˈmɛn ɪˌdiz/ (Show IPA)
a member of the dynasty of kings in ancient Persia that ruled from c550 b.c. to 331 b.c.
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British Dictionary definitions for Achaemenid


/əˈkiːmənɪd; əˈkɛm-/
noun (pl) Achaemenids, Achaemenidae (ˌækɪˈmɛnɪˌdiː), Achaemenides (ˌækɪˈmɛnɪˌdiːz)
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
Word Origin
from Greek, after Akhaimenēs, name of the founder
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