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Susa

[soo-suh, -sah]
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noun
  1. a ruined city in W Iran: the capital of ancient Elam; palaces of Darius and Artaxerxes I; stele containing the Code of Hammurabi discovered here.
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Biblical name Shushan.

Elam

[ee-luh m]
noun
  1. an ancient kingdom E of Babylonia and N of the Persian Gulf. Capital: Susa.
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Also called Susiana.
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Historical Examples

  • The fact was, he had been summoned by the king to Susa and had not gone up.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • The lady of Susa, quasi-historic, or wholly imaginative, or mixed?

    Cyropaedia

    Xenophon

  • Now he summoned him, and asked him to take care of the tent and the lady from Susa.

    Cyropaedia

    Xenophon

  • They did not come there directly from Persepolis or Susa, but from Mesopotamia.

  • There had been a great victory at the pass of Susa, and they were riding into the city.

    Medical Essays

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


British Dictionary definitions for susa

Susa

noun
  1. an ancient city north of the Persian Gulf: capital of Elam and of the Persian Empire; flourished as a Greek polis under the Seleucids and ParthiansBiblical name: Shushan
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Elam

noun
  1. an ancient kingdom east of the River Tigris: established before 4000 bc; probably inhabited by a non-Semitic people
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