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[soo-zee-uh n]
  1. a native or inhabitant of Susa or Susiana.
  2. Elamite(def 2).
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  1. of or relating to Susa or Susiana.
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Origin of Susian

First recorded in 1560–70; Sus(a), Sus(iana) + -ian
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Historical Examples

  • Among the prizes assigned to Cyrus were two singing women of great fame, and this Susian lady.

    Cyrus the Great

    Jacob Abbott

  • With his contributions the problem of decipherment of Susian may be considered as closed.

  • The decipherment of the third of the three languages found at Persepolis and Behistun followed quickly on the success with Susian.

  • The second style of cuneiform, generally known as Median or Susian, is again only a slight modification of the "Persian."

  • Ourkam is the Menes of Chaldæa, and his date is put long before that Susian conquest of which we have spoken above.

British Dictionary definitions for susian


noun, adjective
  1. another word for Elamite
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Word Origin

C16: from Susiana, a province of the ancient Persian Empire with its capital at Susa
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