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Cyrus

[ sahy-ruhs ]
/ ˈsaɪ rəs /
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noun
"the Elder" or "the Great", c600–529 b.c., king of Persia 558?–529: founder of the Persian empire.
"the Younger", 424?–401 b.c., Persian prince and satrap: leader of the armed conspiracy against his brother King Artaxerxes II.
a male given name: from an Old Persian word meaning “throne.”
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Cyrus
/ (ˈsaɪrəs) /

noun
known as Cyrus the Great or Cyrus the Elder. died ?529 bc, king of Persia and founder of the Persian empire
called the Younger. died 401 bc, Persian satrap of Lydia: revolted against his brother Artaxerxes II, but was killed at the battle of CunaxaSee also anabasis, katabasis
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