American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of an Iranian people, closely related to the Persians, inhabiting ancient Media.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Middle English forms of mead and meed.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Media, an ancient kingdom of Asia, south of the Caspian Sea, and later a part of the Persian empire.
GNU Webster's 1913
- From Latin Medus, from Ancient Greek Μῆδος (Mēdos). (Wiktionary)
- Ultimately from Greek Mēdos, from Old Persian Māda. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I remember from the Bible that one man's Mede is another man's Persian; another way of saying it is:”
“One man's Mede is another man's Persian." esperanza”
“[Footnote: After the absorption of the Median kingdom into that of Persia, the terms Mede and Persian were interchangeably used, with little distinction.]”
“Mede observes, the Hebrew word means always seven of days, and never seven of years (Le 12: 5; De 16: 9, 10, 16).”
“Circa 539 B.C., during the reign of Darius the Mede, that is the reign of Cyrus the Persian, Daniel, a Hebrew exile who had been chosen to serve in the court of the king, found himself in a crisis of conscience.”
“It was another Vachel Lindsay poem, which began “Darius the Mede was a king and a wonder …” This became “Darius the Mede had a kink and no wonder …” At the time we thought this was hugely funny!”
“Aftre this, is the kyngdom of Mede, that is fulle long: but it is not fulle large, that begynnethe toward the est, to the land of”
“_Demoniacs_ mentioned in scripture; in which essay he took up the idea of Mede, that these Demoniacs were _madmen_.”
“Peterborough was onginally called Mede - ihamftede.”
“We have seen that the "Mede" was probably a blend of Scythian and”
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