noun, plural Sas·sa·nids, Sas·sa·ni·dae [suh-sah-ni-dee, -san-i-] /səˈsɑ nɪˌdi, -ˈsæn ɪ-/.
Origin of Sassanid
Examples from the Web for sassanid
With Chosroes I (531-579) came a last period of Sassanid vigour.
Moreover, a great and exhausting struggle began with the Sassanid Empire in Persia.
But after the middle of the third century the Sassanid dynasty restored the power of Persia and revived its ancient pretensions.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism|Franz Cumont
The lives of the women of the Sassanid were not always to be envied.Oriental Women|Edward Bagby Pollard
And a word or so is due to religious developments in the Persian community during the Sassanid period.
British Dictionary definitions for sassanid
noun plural Sassanids or Sassanidae (sæˈsænɪˌdiː)
Word Origin and History for 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.