Parthian

[ pahr-thee-uh n ]
/ ˈpɑr θi ən /
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noun

a native or inhabitant of Parthia.
an Iranian language of ancient and medieval Parthia.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Parthia, its inhabitants, or their language.

Origin of Parthian

First recorded in 1520–30; Parthi(a) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for parthian

Parthian

/ (ˈpɑːθɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Parthia, a country in ancient Asia, or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Parthia
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Word Origin and History for parthian

Parthian


n.
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