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

  • 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 noun An ancient king of Persia.
  • proper noun A male given name.

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  • noun Persian prince who was defeated in battle by his brother Artaxerxes II (424-401 BC)

Etymologies

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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").

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