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Old Persian

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noun
  1. an ancient West Iranian language attested by cuneiform inscriptions. Abbreviation: OPers
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  • The animalism of half-exposures and suggestions of whole exposures is not any more Japanese than it was old-Persian.

    The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2

    Elizabeth Bisland


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Old Persian

noun
  1. an ancient language belonging to the West Iranian branch of the Indo-European family, recorded in cuneiform inscriptions of the 6th to the 4th centuries bcSee also Middle Persian
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