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Cambyses

[kam-bahy-seez] /kæmˈbaɪ siz/
noun
1.
died 522 b.c, king of Persia 529–522 (son of Cyrus the Great).
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  • Cambyses ended, and Cyrus and the officers of Persia agreed to all he said.

    Cyropaedia Xenophon
  • Cambyses was also very much given to wine, as may be judged by what I am going to say.

    Ebrietatis Encomium Boniface Oinophilus
  • Brancaleoni was only giving a touch of her 'thrade' in her Cambyses vein.

  • He found that the eminent of the Magi usurped the sovereignty after the death of Cambyses.

    Mysticism and its Results John Delafield
  • Hearing this Cambyses said that they were lying, and as liars he condemned them to death.

  • Hearing this Cambyses was pleased, and commended the judgment of Croesus.

  • Cambyses, observing this, sent a messenger to Psammenitus to inquire what it meant.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
  • There was a certain officer in attendance on Cambyses named Prexaspes.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
  • Besides this sister, Cambyses had brought his brother Smerdis with him into Egypt.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
  • Cambyses fell into a violent passion at hearing these words.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for Cambyses

Cambyses

/kæmˈbaɪsiːz/
noun
1.
died ?522 bc, king of Persia (529–522 bc), who conquered Egypt (525); son of Cyrus the Great
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