- Darius Hystaspesthe Great, 558?–486? b.c., king of Persia 521–486.
- Ochus, died 404 b.c., king of Persia 424–404 (son of Artaxerxes I).
- Codomannus, died 330 b.c., king of Persia 336–330.
Examples from the Web for darius
Identified only as Darius, the teen has been arrested for burglary several times in recent weeks.France Decries Attack That Left Roma Teen in a Coma
June 18, 2014
Bryan Curtis on how Darius Rucker, Kid Rock, and Jewel conquered country.Gwyneth Paltrow and the Rise of the Country Carpetbagger
January 6, 2011
They formed the name of Darheush the King, whom we call Darius.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Yes, and a night at Darius Holt's hotel, which would have been a heap worse.
There were some who, like Darius Holt, announced that they did not blame the young yellow.
Observe, that Darius was not the son of a king, and had not received a luxurious education.Laws
"That looks like the Baptist minister's buggy," says Darius.Cape Cod Stories
Joseph C. Lincoln
- known as Darius the Great, surname Hystaspis. ?550–486 bc, king of Persia (521–486), who extended the Persian empire and crushed the revolt of the Ionian city states (500). He led two expeditions against Greece but was defeated at Marathon (490)
- died 330 bc, last Achaemenid king of Persia (336–330), who was defeated by Alexander the Great
Word Origin and History for darius
name of three Persian rulers, notably Darius the Great, Persian emperor 521-485 B.C.E., from Greek Darius, from Old Persian Darayavaus, probably literally "he who holds firm the good," from PIE root *dher- (2) "to hold firmly, support" (see firm (adj.)).