- a member of a dynasty that ruled in Persia a.d. 226–651.
- of or relating to the Sassanids or their dynasty.
Also Sas·sa·ni·an [suh-sey-nee-uh n] /səˈseɪ ni ən/, Sas·sa·nide [sas-uh-nid] /ˈsæs ə nɪd/.
Origin of Sassanid
1770–80; Sassan grandfather of first king of dynasty + -id1
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Examples from the Web for sassanid
The lives of the women of the Sassanid were not always to be envied.Oriental Women
Edward Bagby Pollard
With Chosroes I (531-579) came a last period of Sassanid vigour.
Moreover, a great and exhausting struggle began with the Sassanid Empire in Persia.
And a word or so is due to religious developments in the Persian community during the Sassanid period.
The Tigris was an eastern boundary which Christianity did not pass under the Sassanid.English Conferences of Ernest Renan
- any member of the native dynasty that built and ruled an empire in Persia from 224 to 636 a.d
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Word Origin and History for 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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