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Sassanid

[suh-sah-nid, -san-id]
noun, plural Sas·sa·nids, Sas·sa·ni·dae [suh-sah-ni-dee, -san-i-] /səˈsɑ nɪˌdi, -ˈsæn ɪ-/.
  1. a member of a dynasty that ruled in Persia a.d. 226–651.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Sassanids or their dynasty.
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Also Sas·sa·ni·an [suh-sey-nee-uh n] /səˈseɪ ni ən/, Sas·sa·nide [sas-uh-nid] /ˈsæs ə nɪd/.

Origin of Sassanid

1770–80; Sassan grandfather of first king of dynasty + -id1
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Sassanid

noun plural Sassanids or Sassanidae (sæˈsænɪˌdiː)
  1. any member of the native dynasty that built and ruled an empire in Persia from 224 to 636 a.d
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Derived FormsSassanian, adjective
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Word Origin and History for sassanid

Sassanid

dynasty that ruled the Persian Empire 211-651 C.E., 1776, from Medieval Latin Sassanidæ (plural), from Sasan, grandfather of Ardashir I, who founded the dynasty.

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