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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the Parthian dynasty that ruled Persia and parts of Asia Minor from c. 250 BC until its overthrow in AD 224.
  • noun A member or subject of this dynasty.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Arsacidæ, rulers of Parthia from about 250 b.c., and afterward of the Parthian empire (see Parthian), till a.d. 226.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Arsaces, (fl. 250 BC), founder of the dynasty.]

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