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Achaemenid

[ uh-kee-muh-nid, uh-kem-uh- ]

noun

, plural A·chae·me·nids, Ach·ae·men·i·dae [ak-, uh, -, men, -i-dee], Ach·ae·men·i·des [ak-, uh, -, men, -i-deez].
  1. a member of the dynasty of kings in ancient Persia that ruled from c550 b.c. to 331 b.c.


Achaemenid

/ əˈkɛm-; əˈkiːmənɪd /

noun

  1. 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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Achaemenid1

from Greek, after Akhaimenēs, name of the founder

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