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

  • King of Persia (550–529) and founder of the Persian Empire who conquered Lydia and Babylon. Tolerant in religious matters, he allowed the worship of native gods and permitted the exiled Jews to return to Jerusalem (537).

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  • noun king of Persia and founder of the Persian Empire (circa 600-529 BC)

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