from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Cyrus Known as "the Younger.” 424?-401 B.C. Persian prince who led a mammoth force of Greeks against his brother Artaxerxes II. The retreat that followed his defeat and death are described in Xenophon's Anabasis.
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- proper n. An ancient king of Persia.
- proper n. A male given name.
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- n. Persian prince who was defeated in battle by his brother Artaxerxes II (424-401 BC)
From Latin Cyrus, from Ancient Greek Κῦρος (Kuros), from Old Persian 𐎤𐎢𐎽𐎢𐏁 (kuruš). As a saints' name it has been identified by folk etymology with Ancient Greek κύριος (kurios, "lord"). (Wiktionary)